Plus: Alex Webb at Aperture Gallery
Ever order a gin and tonic, only to watch the bartender take his sweet time? Don't you just want to fry the bastard with a laser? Good news! You can make a laser out of the very gin and tonic he is taking forever to mix. Popular Mechanics has the process of how to turn happy hour into laser h ... More >>
The greatest spy swap since Rudolph Abel walked across a bridge between East and West Berlin back in 1962 in exchange for failed U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is pending, and if Moscow sources are correct, the perfect locale for the swap has been selected: Vienna. That's where the f ... More >>
During his reelection campaign, Mayor Bloomberg regularly pounded the pulpit about the dangers of "politics as usual." But the Gospel According to Mayor Mike got a new chapter yesterday as the mayor defended his promotion of Maura Keaney, a top campaign aide who was fined $2,500 for hitting up union ... More >>
Film Forum celebrates the 60th anniversary of The Third Man
Kingsley Amis once wrote that those readers who disapprove of James Bond make Ian Fleming's super spy "sound like a systematic onslaught on everything decent and sensible in modern life." Amis, a Bond enthusiast who authored his own 007 novel under the pseudonym Robert Markham, rejected the idea tha ... More >>
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
Fallen on hard times: Despite a declining rep, a near-classic gets an overdue revival
On the other side: Brightness Falls sequel sets the Calloways adrift in the wake of 9-11
Given a non-style that's so ultra-stylized, exactly which end of reality is this supposed to be?
Touches of evil in two rediscovered Graham Greene tales
Also by this Author: Remember when Martin Amis was writing about Space Invaders?
Fifty years after that triple trip of the tongue, Nabokov's nymphet is as mesmerizing as ever
A plague of noise bands attacks New York City from deep underground
Radical or neocon? Same old or sold out? Christopher Hitchens has things both ways.
Paul West's Novel Blends 9-11, Philosophy, and Nigella
Undivine Interventions From Cambodia to Chechnya
Novelist Bryan's Sound of Silence
Five Days, Five Plays
'8 Mile' Lines and On-the-Job Bondage in Toronto
Taking Note of Marginalia
Hooligans, punters, murder, romance, and the existential crisis of the goalie
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop