Darkness on the edge of town
Basterd makes good
When Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker won the Best Picture and Best Director awards three Oscars ago, a few icky people started bitching that it was only because she's a woman. (I found that pretty kooky reasoning considering a woman had never won before. Finally, one does, and then they congra ... More >>
Jeremy Renner, the star of the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, is hurt. Renner--who's coming up in The Avengers--wants some vengeance. He tells The Hollywood Reporter about the gay rumors that have circled him for years: "I want my personal life to be personal, and it's not f--king true.
Three Voice critics name their favorites from the past year
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauA NoCar at NoBarThe drink: NoCar The bar: NoBar (608 Nostrand Avenue, Bed-Stuy) The price: $12 Ingredients: Hennessy, Cointreau, lemon juice, served in a highball.
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Earlier today, we counted down the best music videos directed by people who took home (or, more likely, left at the podium) the Razzies' "Golden Raspberry" award for worst director. ... More >>
Armando Orsini, the New York restaurateur who made Orsini's a hot spot in the '60s, died on July 13 in Asheville, N.C., at age 88. [NY Times] A new gay resort hotel is planned for Midtown West, which will include a nightclub, lounge and cabaret, and café and restaurant called Kitchen. [Hote ... More >>
It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post] The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar NoBar welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at it ... More >>
Plus: Jean-Paul Gauthier at Jack Shainman Gallery; 'Crafting Genre: Kathryn Bigelow' at MOMA
Real Fine Arts—a little Berlin in Brooklyn—hosts the retro
Plus 'Cruel Cinema,' Rudy Wurlitzer, and other spring film picks
Warner Bros.Anthony Mackie in Million Dollar Baby.In August, word surfaced that Anthony Mackie -- an actor best-known for his role in The Hurt Locker and currently starring as a former Black Panther in Night Catches Us -- was planning to open a bar in Bed-Stuy. At the time, a September openin ... More >>
A mesmerizing chat with the star of gangster epic Mesrine
Measuring the prospects of a new crop of independent distributors
Oh, Tumblr. It's the web service that enables even the most three-toed sloth-brained invalids to - in a matter of mere minutes - set up a blog, start posting on it, cull content, attract reader-submitted content, attract the attention of an agent, and alchemize into a book deal. This likely w ... More >>
The director mines her life for her films—and life is complicated
Earlier today, we brought you an interview with Tabla's executive chef Floyd Cardoz on Goan food and the trials of starting out as a young chef in Bombay. Here, in the second part of the interview, Cardoz talks about why there aren't more fine-dining Indian restaurants, misconceptions about ... More >>
Avatar co-star Sigourney Weaver has said in an interview that James Cameron would have won the Oscar for Best Director--except "he didn't have breasts." This is outrageous!
Avatar co-star Sigourney Weaver has said in an interview that James Cameron would have won the Oscar for Best Director--except "he didn't have breasts." This is outrageous! If the Oscars were simply making a statement by declaring the first woman Best Director, then I guess the Directors Gu ... More >>
At 17, you were going through some changes, too
Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>
Lucas Jackson/NewscomCLICK HERE for my new column in which I talk about The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner, who projects all the stereotypical signs of a gay: He was a makeup artist, he owned a house with a guy, he brought his mother to the Oscars... What's up with that?
You'll never guess who I saw on my latest outing.
Finally confirming the big lie, Hollywood-style
As unconventional as the warfare it depicts