| May 13, 2013
| 6:27 AM
After the coffee. Before getting through two upfronts in one day.
The Skinny: It's a beautiful day here in New York. Too bad I'll spend it indoors at the NBC and Fox upfronts, and then running in and out of Starbucks to steal their Wi-Fi to file blog...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:46 AM
With its glitzy opening night premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, "The Great Gatsby" arrived overseas with a splash. Or at least that's what Warner Bros. was hoping for as the movie played for the festival crowd days before it debuted in...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
To look at the unique proportions of the Audi R8 -- wedge-shaped nose, short hood, large greenhouse -- it’s easy to forget this all-wheel-drive sports car has been with us since 2007.
Cruise down the street in this mid-engined stunner, and its...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
George Plimpton's greatest story was his own life.
There was very little the renowned journalist, writer and longtime editor of the literary journal the Paris Review didn't try. During a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century,...
| Apr 12, 2013
The "Iron Man" movies have an uncanny ability to make you wish you could walk in another man's shoes ??? or fly in the super suit of "genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist" Tony Stark. While it's unlikely Iron Man suits will......
| Mar 8, 2013
Iron Man long sat near the heart of the Marvel Universe, leading his own series and often occupying a prominent ......
| Nov 11, 2010
| 1:39 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Leslie Bibb was born in Bismarck, N.D., on this day in 1973. This birthday gal is known to TV viewers for her starring roles on both "Popular" and "The Big Easy." On the big screen, Bibb has appeared in movies such as "Law Abiding...
| Jun 23, 2008
Would you believe . . . $39.2 million?
The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend.
Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
| May 1, 2008
IRON MAN? This is the name for a superhero? Rather than sounding like a six-pack of blue-collar beer, shouldn't the handle for a fighter for truth and justice be something sleek and modern like Titanium Man or even Uranium Al? Isn't Iron Man a little old-...
| Jun 11, 2011
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Beauty of Humanity Movement
Penguin Press: 312 pp., $25.95
It begins and ends with pho — in a noodle shop in Old Hanoi. Old man Hung is a true professional — his delicious soup is a metaphor for a dying way of...