As you know, this week's column is a wacky and poignant joyride through a Parsippany autograph convention where I hobnobbed with all sorts of bright lights, gamely pushing and shoving my way through the throngs to show my icons some sensitivity and love.
In Corman's World -- the captivating documentary about renegade director Roger Corman, due in December -- Martin Scorsese reveals that he originally brought his 1973 project Mean Streets to Corman.
Corman urged the young hotshot to change all the characters and make them black to keep it in ... More >>
Nicholson in Corman's "The Terror"It happens in Alex Stapleton's wonderful doc Corman's World (coming in December), about the inspired antics of renegade director Roger Corman.
Early in the film--which I just caught at the New York Film Festival--Jack deadpans, "By mistake, Roger almost made ... More >>
Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy.
Bruce Frankel/courtesy Allan Arkush
Allan Arkush has executive produced a bu ... More >>
Arnie Cooper investigates a murder: his aunt's, at the hand of his uncle. A hell of a story.
City schools are policed by School Safety Agents, who are poorly trained and prone to use excessive force on kids for such crimes as doodling. Nat Hentoff has been covering this scandal for a while, ... More >>
He's got more check than a Czechoslavian. Photo by Zacke Wolfe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes abroad with Gucci Mane's Cold War mixtape trilogy: "Funny voices aside, The Cold War isn't a particularly conceptual affair, instead favoring a breathtakingly monochromatic wash of b ... More >>
It was recently announced that Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, and Gordon Willis will receive honorary Academy Awards at the telecast next year, and I'm applauding with both hands this time.
But who would you pick for such an honor? I feel it should always be presented to people who are alive a ... More >>