Hollywood

The Great Machete Meta-Joke Fail

After the Euro-ennui of The American last week, Robert Rodriguez's Machete sounded pretty ...

Lit Crit

Stephen Hawking: The Gimp Who Would Be God

As if it were the center of the frickin"€™ universe, celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking...

Cultural Caviar

Lee Friedlander Hits The Whitney, Max’s Kansas City Gets Well-Deserved Tribute

Plus, hot springs in Germany, Paris Autumn Festival, and the latest greatest art scene in ...

Gossiphopper

Halle Berry’s New Man, Jeter’s Girlfriend Throws a Fit, and Prince Harry’s All Alone

New York’s in a tizzy over Fashion Week, and the crowning event, a smorgasbord of so...

Gossiphopper

Sean Penn Doesn”€™t Trust Wyclef, Ms. O’s Trip to Spain, and Jen Flatters Babs

August is in full swing and it’s the Hottest Summer on record, Ever, so anyone who&#...

Lit Crit

Under Siege: On Emma Williams

In October 2000 most of the children invited by Dr. Emma Williams to her son Archie’...

Feminism

We Haven”€™t Waited This Long for Olivia Munn

Sometimes being a woman in a man's world gives you the advantage. Yet even in the so-calle...

Hollywood

Get Low: Stellar Cast, Shoddy Screenplay

Get Low, a dramedy starring venerable elders Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Cissy Spacek,...

Cultural Caviar

Catalonia Bullfighting Ban: Purely Political and Totally Impractical

At the end of the film Little Caesar, the gangster Enrico Bandello, played by Edward G. Ro...

Cultural Caviar

Laura Linney Stars in “€˜The Big C”€™ and a Gainsbourg Biopic Takes Off

Plus, a new book about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s torrid love affair, Bes...

High Society

Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Wows the World

Chelsea Clinton has made it pretty clear that she has no intention of running for public o...

Gossiphopper

Clooney’s Girlfriend’s Scandal, More on Mel, and an “€˜Idol”€™ Shakeup

This week is all about hiring, firing, a wedding—oh, and stripping. The most overblo...

Over the Hill

10 Things About Turning 40

After 39 years of not being 40, I decided to give it a try. Being two score is unlike anyt...

Cultural Caviar

Farewell, A Vaguely Accurate Portrayal of the Cold War

We won the Cold War two decades ago. Do we yet know why? As T.S. Eliot noted in Gerontio...