| Mar 5, 2009
Alan Moore was right. There isn't a movie in his landmark graphic novel "Watchmen" -- at least not a really good one. What we get instead is something acceptable but pedestrian, an adaptation that is more a prisoner of its story than the master of it....
| Apr 12, 2009
The '80s in Hollywood might officially be remembered as the age of Steven Spielberg and John Hughes, but there are plenty of people out there who'll say that their fondest movie memories involve lounging in their den with friends and relations, watching...
| Apr 2, 2009
In the time it takes a character to roll a joint, you get the irony behind the title of "I Can See Clearly Now," Brendan Halpin's novel about young musicians working in a haze of hormones and pot smoke in New York.
It's 1972 and ATN, a television...
| Apr 5, 2009
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John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning stage play "Doubt" tells the story of a brittle nun and the likable priest she accuses of child sexual abuse, and on stage at least, "Doubt's" measured, troubling inquiry into...
| Jun 19, 2008
Vikas Chinnan stood over a tank at the world's largest aquarium, peering down at the world's largest fish species. He was wondering what it would be like to jump in and frolic beside the whale sharks.
The creature approached, eerily quiet. It...
| Apr 5, 2009
Master conceptualist and founding father of modern celebrity culture, Andy Warhol was also, for a spell in the 1960s, the most prolific filmmaker in America.
From 1963, when he acquired his first camera, to 1968, when he was shot and nearly killed by the...
| Jul 18, 2010
When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself.
"I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
| Sep 20, 2008
LUIS MANDOKI has been called the Michael Moore of Mexico, a filmmaker whose overtly partisan documentaries preach messages to viewers who are already inclined to believe. But that's not the worst thing his critics had to say of Mandoki's most recent film,...
| Jan 7, 2010
Group exercise, fusion classes, strength training and custom programs are among the fitness trends taking exercise buffs into the New Year. Professional groups such as American College of Sports Medicine and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association...
| Jan 28, 2009
When Gregory Nava's "El Norte" opened in U.S. theaters 25 years ago, immigration was less of a political hot-button issue than it is today.
Back then, the mass exodus of refugees from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala was...
| Jul 3, 2007
I'm in Paris for the couture shows, the biggest of which is the Dior extravaganza on Monday night at Versailles to celebrate 60 years of the house. The longest runway in the world, a who's who of models from past and present, an all-night party...