| Dec 23, 2012
As we approach the end of the year, we tend to think about making changes. Think you can't change? These hotels did. Many of them started as one thing and wound up another. They may inspire you to the point of prayer, drink (water or something harder),...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:33 PM
PARIS -- The crowd was wound up for Alexis Mabille's fall 2013 collection shown Wednesday afternoon at the Palais de Tokyo. And understandably so. The French designer is still basking in the glory of his moment in the Hollywood spotlight on Oscar night,...
| Mar 25, 2011
"Potiche" is a glossy throwback made with a modern eye, an old-fashioned romantic fantasy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu that's been knowingly updated with tart, contemporary touches.
The updater is François Ozon, who's been down this...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Author Silvia Lehrer explores the food and wine of Long Island's East End, offering portraits of farmers and fishermen and owners of local restaurants and wineries. Winemaker Roman Roth makes wines on a small scale for his own brand, the cleverly named...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Aug 20, 2011
Raul Ruiz, 70, a Chilean-born filmmaker who made more than 100 films in his teeming, international career and worked to put cinema on an artistic par with literature, died Friday at a Paris hospital following complications from a pulmonary infection, said...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:08 AM
Director-producer Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide Sunday in San Pedro at age 68, left behind a lengthy filmography.
One of the first directors to make the transition from commercials to features, he helmed movies including "Top Gun,”...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:30 PM
With films such as"Unstoppable"and "Man on Fire," Tony Scott told adrenaline-filled stories about fearless men — spies and cops, race car drivers and fighter pilots — who live by a code and face death on their own terms.
He filled his...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:46 PM
In the to-the-point argot of Hollywood, director Tony Scott was known as a shooter, a term of respect that cut two different ways.
In one sense, "shooter" referred to the eye for images Tony shared with his brother Ridley, an eye that first came to...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:32 AM
A decades-spanning musical drama about a mother and daughter, "Beloved" is both broody and bright, steeped in amour in all its Gallic permutations: mad, destined, unrequited, sustaining.
In the central roles, real-life mother and daughter Catherine...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:36 AM
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Eat. Pray. Love. Spritz.
Now inhale deeply and feel your life transform.
It's only May, but 2012 is already shaping up as the year perfume wafted from the lively online blogs and into...