Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival.
That's what a source tells me. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks was a 2003 Broadway play with Polly Bergen being taught to tango (and so on) by Mark Hamill while learning other valuable lessons. The property is being turned into a film starring Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson.
If you ever had any doubts about whether the global pop promotion game was an intellectual enterprise as well as an entrepreneurial movement, this year's 10th pairing of NYC's annual Global Fest with the yearly Association of Professional Arts Presenters' conference would set you straight. APAP fir ... More >>
New Yorkers, if they've been paying any attention at all, have known for a long time that the way the NYPD treats journalists and protesters doesn't exactly live up to what you'd expect in a democratic society with a free press. Now, it looks like the NYPD's actions in relation to Occupy Wall Stree ... More >>
Imani Uzuri Joe's Pub Friday, June 1 Better Than: Being sad that Alice Coltrane and Cesaria Evora are dead and that Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill don't make albums together. The Gypsy Diaries is North Carolina homegirl Imani Uzuri's second self-produced release, and it proves that major-label suppor ... More >>
This May, for the sixth year running, New York will once more be treated to the NYC Popfest, a lovingly curated sugar-rush of indie fizz that brings bands from all corners of the globeand not just Sweden!to celebrate a musical lineage that traces itself back to names like Sarah, Factor ... More >>
Photo courtesy Kurt GutenbrunnerSample Kurt's food at the Neue Galerie or from Neue CuisineKurt Gutenbrunner is a busy man. Not only does he run the show at acclaimed Austrian restaurants Wallsé, Café Sabarsky, and Blaue Gans, he just last week opened the beer garden at the Standard Hotel ... More >>
NYPD boxer Jose OcasioThe NYPD arrested two of their own Monday for allegedly kicking and punching a Bronx teen last February 18 after issuing him a summons on East 181st Street, across the street from the 46th Precinct house. Officers Joseph Murphy, 26, and Jose Ocasio, 28, were charged with ass ... More >>
In the 1950s, American comedian and television personality Ernie Kovacs invented many of the tropes that still prevail today in TV comedy, including sketch comedy, conceptual comic films, and a tendency to ad-lib nearly everything.
Ai Wei Wei, the prominent artist and outspoken critic of the Chinese government whose arrest on April 3, 2011, spawned international demonstrations and outcry, has been released on bail. Via cell phone, the previously vocal artist and prolific tweeter reportedly said :"I'm released, I'm home ... More >>
"Fortunately, I didn't have too much time to think about it." Scarlet Rivera may well be the most famous post-Band musician to play behind Bob Dylan. Two reasons: a violin that stands out more than, say, even the most stylistic bass or drum set, and one hell of a story. In February 1976, Pe ... More >>
Brick Breaker is so over. This Sunday, the cover of the New York Times will feature tech writer Jenna Wortham's take on the super-popular iPhone game Angry Birds, which she describes simply as "catapulting birds at elaborate fortresses constructed by evil pigs." How could anyone resist? Appar ... More >>
On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
A look back at a year when the whole world was watching
The Cafe des Artistes restaurateur survived the Nazis and the pope. It's hard to imagine that he'll ever have to worry about his last meal.
Brit Howard Barker on power, art, and dissent
What can any of us actually do about the Darfur genocide? A new organization knows.
Celebrate life on the Baltic Sea with the mighty G8
Spencer Tracy and the studio that made him
In Nobelist Imre Kertész's Liquidation, the Holocaust isn't inexplicableit's a given
Big doors, big boys, big synagogue, big satmars, big job, big faucet
Plus housing in Warsaw and the thump thump of oral history's heart
A Peace Movement Grows in New York and Beyond
Dance in a Global Economy