About a year and a half ago, singer-songwriter and former Rilo Kiley principal Jenny Lewis was in a difficult spot. Crippling writer's block had stopped her in her tracks right in the middle of work on her third solo album, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue. Her father had just passed away. Her lo ... More >>
A few weeks back, New York Times writer Jim Rutenberg wrote a piece on the newest victim of the constantly invading bohemian culture that sucks up dilapidation and spits out haute couture. Ugh, yes, it was another "This is where the hipsters are going this week" piece that we all love to hate b ... More >>
I'll get to that in a second.
But first let me remind you that Brooks is up for all sort of awards for his hipster performance as a Jewish gangster in Drive.
Of course it didn't happen overnight. In a Film Society of Lincoln Center talk that I attended in my surgical shoes, Brooks talked about his ... More >>
Did Liz Taylor really deserve that Oscar for Butterfield 8 or was it all about the tracheotomy?
How about such surprise winners as Grace Kelly, Judy Holliday, and Richard Dreyfuss? Did the people who decided Dubya won Ohio in 2004 get their early training by tallying these Oscar categories?
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