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  • Cate Blanchett Infuses 'Blue Jasmine' with Literary Complexity

    The parallels between Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen's title character in "Blue Jasmine" have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay Gatsby and Tom Ripley, dissemblers who will stop at nothing to convince themselves and others they are to the manor born -- not by birthright but by deceit and more than a little self-delusion.
  • HBO's 'Looking' looks for understanding

    HBO's 'Looking' looks for understanding
    It was just over a week before the leads of HBO's gay-centered new series "Looking" would ultimately be seen — and examined closely — and the trio of friends (or "dream team," as they dub themselves) were too occupied to be overwhelmed by...

    Barneys' Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan On Fashion and Show Business

    "I never understood why anybody would want to be an artist when they could be a window dresser," says Simon Doonan, the man who's been a window dresser -- and a lot more -- for some 30 years now. "If you're an artist, you're stuck in some gallery...

    George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' no work of art, reviews say

    On paper, "The Monuments Men" has a lot going for it, including a starry cast led by director and co-writer George Clooney and a remarkable true story -- about a group of soldiers on a mission to protect priceless works of art in World War II Europe -- as...

    NYT shocker: Times scribes discover editorial page is dull, pointless

    The natives are restless. That's the word from the New York Observer about the atmosphere in the newsroom of the once good gray New York Times, which in its financially troubled old age has adopted the showy ways of a left-leaning tabloid. For in recent...