Concerning Beverly Hills, getting boobs, and other rites of passage
Home is where the art is
Will Eno heads to the country
My old neighborhood not only teems with good Italian food, but they got wit too. At Lioni's, they hawk dozens upon dozens of heroes, each named after an Italian-American celebrity and each one described with a cute little quip.
Remember when Marisa Tomei became a worldwide punchline because she upset the pundits by copping the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1992's My Cousin Vinny, thereby beating a whole bunch of hoity toity types with accents not from da Bronx? Well, despite all the conspiracy theories that flo ... More >>
Tomei, Whaley, and the New Group revive Wallace Shawn's dark look at marriage
Breaking up is hard to do in Wallace Shawns play
Lady Gaga Madison Square Garden Tuesday, February 22 Better than: Carmelo Anthony's Knicks debut, probably. She has attention-span issues, Lady Gaga. Maybe you knew this already. For some of us, though, it's a slower realization -- something not immediately evident until, say, one observes her w ... More >>
Crazy celebrity stalkers and morbid ghost-seekers unite for a two-hour tour of the city's sites of notorious deaths (Heath Ledger, Keith Haring, Sid Vicious, "Crazy Joe" Gallo, Thomas Paine, to name a bunch)! And the tour vehicle is no smiley double-decker bus -- it's a hearse (actually a 196 ... More >>
Peter Pan complexes collide as the Duplass bros. go Hollywood
An interview with the star of Michael Winterbottom's new film
So this is how those "meme" things get started: reporter Dave Weigel, responding to some recent ACORNmania, tweets (with a tip of the hat to the Stonecutters and Steve Guttenberg), "FACT: ACORN rigged the 1993 Oscars for Marisa Tomei. #acornfacts." Then, a few more. Suddenly it's an avalanch ... More >>
Honoring America's visionaries and change-makers
You read it here first! You'll be all chirpy and happy!
It's only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I'm a sick queen), so it's time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I'm usually about 80% right with this shit.
Uptown Saturday nights are more fabulous all the time. Meanwhile, back at the Tonys . . .
You know what they say about good intentions
David Henry Hwang accepts his Obie 8:22 pm Julie White presents the Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski an Obie for Krum by Hanoch Levin (TR Warszawa/BAM). She called the play a "deft intermingling of the profound and the profane." Sadly, Krzysztof is in Paris (ooo la la!) and has asked Monika Fa ... More >>
The lessons of girl power
Sibling rivalry. Daddy issues. Infidelity. Sidney Lumet crafts one hell of a melodrama
Is that all there is? One of the best shows of the season takes place in an empty gallery
The revolution will be dramatized
Mon Amour Tokyo
The Pit Inside Us
V-Days Charismatic Cuntism Rocks the Garden
Hurts So Good
Hollywood Starlets Vie for the Audrey Hepburn Mantle