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High-octane British actor James Corden, above (One Man, Two Guvnors) is deemed to be the biggest threat to Philip Seymour Hoffman as far as Tony award competition goes. But Corden adores his rival.
Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m, The Jane Hotel
The most persevering story of the week, judging by the tabloid covers at least, was that of ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused last Sunday of attempting to rape a hotel maid near Times Square. Since, members of the press have descended on downtown Manhattan like locusts, but ... More >>
Day 2If the (little) reporting and (excessive) analysis surrounding Lara Logan's assault in Egypt have taught us anything, it's that most people are somewhat insensitive or otherwise unprepared and unable to talk about rape without offending, and the Internet can be an awful place. Also, expl ... More >>
It is no longer hailing, but it's supposed to be freezing outside. Inside, I have a fan blowing on my face. It's Tuesday. Press Clips, Day 12, Late Edition, right here:
Yesterday, much to this blogger's shock, a Twitter account claiming to be much-revered former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan made its presence known to me. This is funny, because I've closely followed two other iterations of Kaplan on Twitter, @CrankyKaplan and @WiseKaplan since early Marc ... More >>
There is no arguing that Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is a fucking hipster. But is there anything of substance to speak of behind those thick frames, perhaps an Etsy account or a collection of rare 7" records? She certainly has nothing to do with the free concerts ("Pool Parties") tha ... More >>
The crowd at the last Pool Party of the summer, 2009. Photo by Sam HorineSo why did one of the most powerful senators in the United States intervene to save a free concert series in Brooklyn? Writes Ben Sisario in the New York Times:
Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.
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Tina Brown looked stunning in a green, flowing ensemble. (Oh, that was Lady Liberty.)
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