As you know, this week's column is a wacky and poignant joyride through a Parsippany autograph convention where I hobnobbed with all sorts of bright lights, gamely pushing and shoving my way through the throngs to show my icons some sensitivity and love.
So much to talk about!
Her contradictions buoy the otherwise rote film
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
Who knew three days of peace & music would oppress us for 40 years? (Plus: this movie)
Although most of the circumstances surrounding the third Ali-Frazier fight have been told in books, Thrilla in Manilla (narrated by Liev Schreiber and produced and directed by John Dower) puts all the pieces together in a clearer and more dramatic narrative than any previous account. It also puts th ... More >>
Knowing that our friend, Morning Joe's Willie Geist--"The Oracle of MSNBC"--is a big sports fan, we thought we'd check in with him about the NCAA's Final Four. Willie has fielded some questions from us before, so we're pleased he had time--between Indian-wrestling matches with co-host Mike Barnicle- ... More >>
"I once worked in an unairconditioned elevator parts factory in Chicago for an entire summer. It was like being in a turn-of-the-century novel about factory workers who die from whooping cough." Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and some of the best episodes of Arrested Development, is having a ... More >>
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trade sobriety for satire
A post-strike round-up: four Broadway openings, plus a little Off-Broadway Darwinism
Gogol Bordello's mastermind single-handedly improves your boring life
Ukrainian frontman reveals his plans for world domination
Tsunami benefits and political parties, oh my! Stars shine.
Donnellan's frenetic Othello lets you see its actors sweat
We're Henry IV, We Are, We Are: The Plays, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Are the Things
French Tries, by Romanian Eugene Ionesco, Come Alive
Stage Acting Versus NYCs Hollywood High