Get thee to this nunnery
New Yorkers who don't like stop-and-frisk can go live in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. and see how they like the murder rates there! This is what a pretty braggy Mike Bloomberg said yesterday in response to a question from the Voice about the logic behind his repeated defense of the NYPD's cont ... More >>
As we learned yesterday from the excellent reporting of WNYC's Ailsa Chang, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered that cops stop arresting people for marijuana (or "marihuana," as the NYPD spells it) if the pot was never in public view. The timing of this announcement is curious. Ever sinc ... More >>
The singer streamlines her back catalog on Director's Cut
. . . and yellow and blue and green and . . .
A grand duo of ballet films comes to Film Forum. Well choreographed!
Celebrating the spiv movie
Directors in the twilight of their careers
New York City prosecutors remained asleep at the switch while mortgage rip-off artists took huge bites out of the Big Apple, reports The Times's Michael Powell this morning in a great top-of-the fold read.Almost a decade after HUD declared the city a foreclosure fraud "hot zone" and schemesters bega ... More >>
From good girl to bad, one woman 's golden age in Hollywood
Okay, sure. New York Times for me. In the latest round of musical cubicles between the country's biggest newspaper rivals, former Washington Post New York bureau chief Michael Powell has been hired by the New York Times Metro desk to, as he put it, "write broadly" about the city of his birth. Powe ... More >>
Dunes falling, Orpheus rising: Postwar imports return
Moira Shearer (1926-2006), Rebecca Wright (1947-2006)
Reassessing an English visionary's symphonic formalism
FCC prudes get vaguer, but satellite radio's no answer
Sky captain and the world of yesterday: Scorsese's epic OCD portrait stalls in midflight
Plus housing in Warsaw and the thump thump of oral history's heart
Really F-word-deleted brilliant: If anyone gets annoyed by anything, it's profane!
As hip-hop emerges as an empowering voice for indigenous youth, mainstream rappers still objectify Indian country
A dance critic's take on The Company
Dictators Don't Belong in the Newsroom
Touring the Media Industrial Complex
How Michael Powell Rose From GOP Obscurity to a Shot at Becoming the First Black President
Hardest Movie Quiz Answers Revealed
Why the resistance to Cher's single? One insider told me, 'American radio doesn't go for older artists.' Perhaps they'd like some of her boyfriends.
A Winter Movie Preview
[Some Dates Guaranteed To Change]
Movie Buffs Pick Their Favorite Endings
[Spoilers are in bold]