| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Playwright Ayad Akhtar has seen his Pulitzer Prize winning play "Disgraced" open in productions around the country and around the world. But the show's opening on Broadway Oct. 23 was still a bigger deal.
Literally bigger. "We'd never done it for me than...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We've been deluged with dozens of variations of "Birdman Soars" headlines in the last couple of days, as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's ambitious tale of a onetime comic book movie star's quest for reinvention opened to great business last weekend,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:56 AM
I came to Lena Dunham, appropriately enough, at my therapist's office. I was paging through the Aug. 13, 2012, issue of The New Yorker, waiting to begin my weekly session of labored oversharing, when I stumbled upon "First Love," her essay about being...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
One key advantage of running a film company together is that it's possible to be two places at once. That came in handy on a recent night at the Toronto International Film Festival when Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, the co-presidents of Sony Pictures...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Comedian Joan Rivers once talked about how she came of age in the mid 1960s with Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and George Carlin in comedy clubs in Greenwich Village, where Johnny Carson's people would troll for new talent.
She recalled that...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:42 AM
"The Hero of Color City" is a computer-animated cartoon that looked good enough on paper to attract the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Craig Ferguson, Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez and Sean Astin, among others.
Five credited screenwriters later, it...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Geoffrey Holder, a dancer, choreographer, an actor (famously in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die") and a two-time Tony winner for "The Wiz" who was famous for his deep voice and hearty, enthusiastic laugh, died of complications from pneumonia on...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:12 AM
It's my least favorite episode: "Most Memorable Year." Let's see what the 17-year-old has to say. Which of the presumably 12-13 of them that she can remember will she pick? I also hate the shameless manipulation -- you will cry, and you will like it....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" thesp Simon McBurney is in negotiations to join the cast of Skydance and Paramount's "Mission: Impossible 5," which is currently in production.
Tom Cruise will once again star in the latest installment of the action...