I've always admired Lauren Bacall--from a distance. Because truth be told, I'm a little bit afraid a huh. Enter David Rothenberg, who produced Fortune and Men's Eyes, among other plays, and who also formed the Fortune Society, an advocacy and service organization for the formerly incarcerated. In ... 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 >>
Plus Amy Ryan: not your everyday Jane
She won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and now Reese Witherspoon is in negotiations to play sultry jazz singer Peggy Lee in a biopic done by Norah Ephron, who's fresh off doing Julia Child. Questions, questions.
Assuming you did find out, that is. I don't think I ever believed in the guy, so I never had to face that shattering Peggy Lee moment when my world turned existential. After all, Christmas generally involved mama saying, "Here, try this sweater on from the Sears catalogue. If it doesn't fit ... More >>
Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
photo by Rebecca Smeyne Indie-film girl Zooey Deschanel and indie-rock guy M. Ward met while recording a duet of Richard and Linda Thompson's "When I Get to the Border" for the soundtrack to last year's The Go-Getter; now they've made an album together as She & Him and are supporting it on the road ... More >>
Gettin cozy with Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward
Michael Dracula, "What Can I Do For You? (Demo)" (MP3) Hugs And Kisses The Continuing Outbursts of Everett True This week: Michael Dracula (a lady living in Scotland making heavy-lidded cabaret) When I was in my late teens, NYC’s Ze Records held more than a passing fascination for me: James Cha ... More >>
Testing the limits family, one nursing-home application at a time
Hypocrisy and lack of flow defeat Marsalis's attack on "safari seekers" and "thug-life coons"
From Soho to Clinton, some dancers are out of this world; others just pretend to be
Two guys named Dave walk into a record company and ask for their own distribution deals
In spite of some silent heroes, it was a better year for recorded jazz than for the planet
Disco actor portrays disco singer, has new wave hangover
Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?
Chameleonic chanteuse re-examines abandoned heritage
Hey Get Ya Mom a Crazy Milkshake in Da Club
Woody Allen Courts a New Demographic; A Cross-Cultural Musical Flirts With Disaster
A Gentleman You Didn't Mess With: The King and His Honors and His Many Revolutions
JVC Bounces Back Right on Schedule
The Lighter Side of Bebop
Many Happy Returns
Sarah Vaughan and Tony Bennett Fight for the Right
Figuring Out Whos in Tune as the Smoke Clears