| May 22, 2011
During the last few years, we've seen a lot of fashion films — "Valentino: The Last Emperor," "Coco Before Chanel" and "The September Issue" among them.
But "L'Amour Fou," which opens locally Friday, May 20, may be the most tender. It centers...
| Jan 16, 2011
Having dinner with Michael Kors is like having dinner with Auntie Mame. When you sit down with him, you know nobody is going to be at a loss for words or laughs.
Over hamburgers and vodkas a few nights before his spring runway show last September, he was...
| Oct 31, 2010
It seemed the perfect fit: Will Ferrell's comedic antics set within the lighthearted world of animated film. But after working on 2006's "Curious George," he thought maybe he'd stick to live-action movies.
"It wasn't the end-of-the-world experience,...
| Aug 24, 2010
Huntington, Getty, Simon, Hammer, Crocker, Menil, Wadsworth, Phillips, Frick, Morgan, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc. — the list of super-rich Americans who, since the mid-19th century, have established museums or galleries to house their personal art...
| Sep 12, 2010
Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87.
Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
| Nov 18, 2010
When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
| Jan 15, 2011
First of all, what's up with that name: Hello Seahorse! (Yes, exclamation mark included.)
Don't expect a simple answer regarding its meaning from the Mexico City indie rock band, whose songs often are as unpredictable and enigmatic as its appellation....
| Jul 18, 2010
It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off...
| Oct 10, 2010
Brooklyn-based writer and musician Sara Marcus deserves a medal just for daring to write a book about Riot Grrrl, the fiercely uncompromising feminist movement of the 1990s. I was there for portions of the punk concerts, street protests and hand-crafted...
| Oct 14, 2010
Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome.
Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
| Aug 9, 2010
We suffer these days from a surfeit of talking heads and an ever diminishing number of committed public intellectuals.
The former deal in opinions, and what now passes for television and radio news programming is awash in their blather. The latter deal...