| Oct 15, 2009
The rock singer Sting may be a man of furtive cool, mystical tantric talents and exotic, globe-spanning tastes, but it was his affable drummer who could always boast the more intriguing back story.
Sting, né Gordon Sumner, was the son of an English...
| Oct 15, 2009
Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...
| Feb 12, 2009
| 11:08 PM
Since I received approximately 1,374 questions about Amare Stoudemire, let's start with the life and times of Dalibor Bagaric. I kid, people. I kid.
Amare? -- Everybody, Everywhere
I figured I'd impale myself in the court of public opinion first and get...
| Feb 20, 2009
Teenlink citics reveal who they think should take home the Oscar
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
And the Oscar goes to: Slumdog Millionaire
Despite my own personal campaign for Milk, I am...
| Feb 23, 2009
The costume design nominations spanned many locations and time periods, including San Francisco in the '70s, 18th century England, the Jazz Age in New Orleans, suburban America in the '50s and Australia before World War...
| Mar 1, 2009
20th Century Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99
Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia" is at once a western, a war film, a Harlequin romance, a magical-realist fable and a tongue-clucking piece of social history, wrapped up in a decidedly Luhrmann-esque...
| Mar 15, 2009
As half of the most famous gay couple in the country, Portia de Rossi is still working to decipher the mixed messages American culture is sending her way right now.
On the one hand, the actress' marriage to talk-show queen Ellen DeGeneres has won...
| Mar 22, 2009
For someone in the midst of a professional crisis, Susan Sarandon is the picture of calm as she sips tea in a private Greenwich Village club. A head of curls is tucked under a newsboy cap, and her delicate porcelain features are remarkably ageless. You...
| Mar 22, 2009
The early years, before he was old enough to understand the extent of the destruction unfurling around him -- these are the ones Ulrich Ditzen likes to remember. He was just a kid at the time, no more than 4 or 5, and his family lived in a farmhouse in...
| Mar 26, 2009
Could Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz be a couple?
The stars are circling a new romantic comedy that would pair Cruise's mysterious, handsome stranger (natch) with unlucky-in-love Diaz, according to Variety.
Height difference be damned, Cruise and Diaz were...
| Mar 29, 2009
Patrick White, the first great novelist to come out of Australia, was born in 1912, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, died in 1990 and his work promptly dropped from fashion. His style of narrative-driven psychological modernism seemed outmoded, perhaps,...