| Jun 30, 2008
I do not unconditionally celebrate the Internet, particularly its intrusion into classical music. As replacements for the record store, Amazon and iTunes have become necessary evils. Typical commercial downloads are sonic shadows of the superior sound...
| Oct 28, 2008
Saturday morning, hyperbolic weather reporters here barked out warnings of heavy wind and drenching rain all day. A shower or two did dampen Manhattan streets, but the real New York weather over the weekend was elsewhere.
Friday night at the Chelsea...
| May 17, 2008
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- On a balmy evening here Thursday, the dozen men of Chanticleer, dressed in identical stylish dark suits, began a slow procession down the aisle of the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa mission, founded in 1772. It was a solemn, beautiful,...
| Apr 18, 2008
Photography, literally defined, means writing with light, and light packs heat. Together, the twinned energy sources fuel Chris McCaw's astonishingly beautiful body of work, "Sunburns," at Duncan Miller.
The process McCaw devised to create the work is...
| Dec 10, 2008
| 11:17 AM
"He drank a lot," Ned Rorem says of Leonard Bernstein in a new 11-part radio documentary that has begun airing weekly around the country and starts tonight at 7 on KMZT-FM. "I remember he even drank for breakfast. That impressed me."
| Nov 30, 2008
We asked a variety of tastemakers to tell us about their versions of 'The One,' the go-to gift they'll turn to this season.
Jenni Kayne, fashion designer
L'Artisan Parfumeur amber balls, $75 for the small size, luckyscent.com.
"They are earthy and...
| Mar 3, 2010
Hugh Hefner has a confession.
"I think I opened the first Playboy Club because of 'Casablanca.' I wanted to have a place where people came to hang out as they did at Rick's," admits the pajama-clad founder of the Playboy empire.
The Oscar-winning 1942...
| Mar 30, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines:
"Community" creator Dan Harmon disses Steven Spielberg and apologizes for "Monster House." (New York Times)
Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder drops out of a Will Ferrell-produced Comedy Central...
| Nov 17, 2009
To celebrate the movie's 70th birthday, Warner Home Video is releasing a newly restored and remastered version Tuesday of "Gone With the Wind" for the first time on Blu-ray, as well as a standard DVD.
The Technicolor film has never looked better...
| Nov 15, 2009
Reading Rudolph Wurlitzer's novels is like watching a road movie backward. In his 1969 underground classic, "Nog," the narrator drifts across an amorphous terrain on which his shifting identity molds itself like soft clay. Rather than buttressing his...
| Jan 17, 2010
Aziz Ansari likes to pick fights. As Leslie's ( Amy Poehler) undermining lieutenant Tom Haverford on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," his attacks are snide but subtle. Ansari is much more aggressive. The 26-year-old comedian takes down everyone from his...