Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson The Strand Tonight, 7pm, $10 Marriage is a tricky subject in film. This is probably because unlike, say, the central themes of Citizen Kane or many of the Terminators, the "marriage movie" concerns a topic that's close to what many viewers either have, or will experie ... More >>
Health CommunicationsCelebs might be gone, but not forgottenWhile celebrities now get their food fixes at trendy restaurants like LA's Koi or Nobu, once upon a time they actually cooked. Eartha Kitt made a mean chicken wing, Gilda Radner whipped up a sumptuous apple cake, and Johnny Cash fri ... More >>
I just appeared in a George Bernard Shaw play with Andrea Marcovicci, the acclaimed singer/actress! And in the course of chitchat, Andrea reminded me that she starred in a controversial Ivory Snow commercial several decades ago. In between rehearsal and showtime, I frantically looked it up ... More >>
That's what old fogies do in order to prove to you that things ain't what they used to be. I'll give you an example. "Snooki is no Katharine Hepburn." Get it? The distorted invocation of today's bargain basement star pitted against yesterday's greatest artist stacks the deck so the pres ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>
Recently Forbes staged an event a long time coming, bringing Jay-Z and the billionaire Warren Buffett to the same table as part of something they're calling the Forbes 400 Summit. People have been speculating about this meeting for years now--some quite prophetically--and as interlocutor, the ... More >>
The people have spoken: Shutter Island grossed $40.2 million this weekend. Olympic ice-dancing aside, the movie didn't face much competition (no other newbies in the top ten) but, hey, the numbers are best evah for director Martin Scorsese as well as his star Leonardo DiCaprio! With four su ... More >>
The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
U.S. vs. Mexico: Borderline insanity
The real ugly truth? Katherine Heigl needs a new role.
Somewhere over the dateline, the not-quite-marvelous land of Oz
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
Making lemonade from lemons; reflections about a golden eye; jousting with Joosten.
The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.
Short leaves nothing to be desiredexcept something to be funny about
Respect for a master actor and teacher who inspired others through the unmatched sublimity of her example
I am women, hear me roar my most personal confessions
Oscar Declares War on the War
Holiday Windows in a Sad Season
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Chewing Through London With Pinter and Proust
Seven U.K. Productions That May Be New York Bound
The Cloudy Crystal Ball of Movie Magazines