Sophie's Choice

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 1/27/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    January 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    What's With All These Movie Stars Having Sex With Food?

    Meryl Streep has certainly never played a role as racy as in Hope Springs. (SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!) The three-time Oscar winner goes to sex therapy sessions, plays with herself, attempts a blow job in a theater, and even tries to learn oral techniques with the help of some bananas. It's a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Studio 54, The Musical!

    ​I'm truthin'! The legendary '70s disco--and specifically the rise and fall of Steve Rubell, who co-founded it--is the subject of a Tommy Tune-directed musical trying out in Florida! In case they're open to some disco-survivor input, I have a few glittery recollections to share from my water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Trouble With Adding Backstories

    ​Remember that Grinch movie that added the title character's backstory so we could see how he got so evil? Boring! It was better as subtext! Or left to our imaginations! And now, the upcoming Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess is supposedly going to add a little background to flesh out the c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011


    Meryl finally gets what's coming to her

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Cathie Black, We'll Miss You: A Retrospective

    ​Cathie Black, the former magazine executive turned chancellor of New York City schools, is leaving her position after only about 100 days in office. Say it ain't so, Cathie! What will we do without your hilarious gaffes? Let's hope that Mayor Bloomberg's replacement Dennis M. Walcott, the Dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    No One Likes Cathie Black Yet: Approval Rating at 17%

    ​Since being named New York City schools chancellor 100 days ago, Cathie Black has not had an easy go of it. Her appointment was delayed by naysayers, getting the whole thing off to a bad start, but it was only made worse when she actually took over, making insensitive jokes about birth contro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez Is Bringing Lassi Back, Sort of

    ​Lassi lovers -- and there are many of them -- still rue the day almost two years ago when Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez closed up her tiny Indian restaurant (named after the popular Punjabi yogurt-based beverage) on Greenwich Avenue. So we're happy to report that Lassi will be resurrected at thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2011

    Cathie Black Just Can't Catch a Break (Video)

    ​Cathie Black is the new Joe Biden. A birth control joke by the novice Schools Chancellor at a parent-school official meeting, followed in quick succession by a Sophie's Choice allusion, have pissed people off royally. Oh come on! The first one's funny, at least.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Cathie Black on Overcrowding: More Birth Control!

    ​"Fake Cathie Black," a joke Twitter account still in its comedic infancy, paints the next New York City Schools Chancellor as painfully out of touch with messages like, "I am 100% against closing schools tomorrow. My suggestion to students is to ask your drivers to add chains to the fleet's E ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009
  • Film

    August 21, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 25, 2006
  • NYC Life

    June 10, 2003
  • Columns

    November 19, 2002
  • Film

    August 28, 2001

    Set This House on Fire

    Nat Turner’s Second Coming

  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Shoah Business

    Lisa Kron Tells Her Father’s Story of the Holocaust

  • Film

    March 23, 1999

    Tried and True

    Hardest Movie Quiz Answers Revealed

  • Film

    October 27, 1998
  • News

    September 29, 1998

    Sexual McCarthyism

    Lurid revelations, crude moralizing, perjury traps: they all echo America's darkest days