If you've resolved this year to get your brain, as well as your body, limber, the pub quiz is a great start. This athletics of the mind can be highly rewarding, both tangibly (winning nets you cash prizes, bar tabs, and gift certificates) and intangibly (finding an outlet for such mental detritus as ... More >>
Last week the Pope made some nice-sounding comments about gay priests ("Who am I to judge") which, as even casual students of the Holy Mother Church will know, do not constitute policy statements. Nonetheless the pleasure with which it was received in some quarters presented rightbloggers with an ... More >>
Petula Clark sang some of the brightest hits of the 1960s, like "Downtown" (my theme), "Don't Sleep In The Subway," "Color My World," and "I Know A Place." The woman has sold over 60 million records! That's more than Rihanna. She's also done theater, made CDs, and still sings with a perfect pitch a ... More >>
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
The thriller boasts impressive horror, but its ideas? Not so much.
If the experts at GoldDerby.com (including me) are right, Glenn Close will tie Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter for the most losses in female-acting categories in Oscar history. They each have six nominations. Deborah was actually a bigger loser than Glenn because all six of her noms were for Best A ... More >>
We were surprised and pleased to see New York Post theater reporter Michael Reidel get a prime slot in this morning's rotation. We should have known something was up. Reidel gets Angelica Page, daughter of Rip Torn, to talk smack about her dad. "He's pissed away so much -- so much of his tim ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives August 5, 1965, Vol. X, No. 42 Films By Andrew Sarris I return to the subject of "WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?" mainly because I fear the concerted effort to brainwash the public into thinking that "Pussycat" is an unspeakably bad movie may b ... More >>
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