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  • NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision

     NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision
    NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date. The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...
  • Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer dies at 83

    Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer dies at 83
    Baseball lost one of its great ambassadors Wednesday when former Cubs manager Don Zimmer died in Florida at 83. Zimmer, nicknamed “Popeye” for his strength and big cheeks, spent 66 years in baseball. But few were as wild as his three-...
  • Rounding up this year's summer reads

    Rounding up this year's summer reads
    This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
  • Al Feldstein dies at 88; editor of Mad magazine

    The goofy, cartoon face of Alfred E. Neuman looked out from the cover of Mad magazine for decades in various guises, always with the same message: "What, Me Worry?" "He looked like a boob, but he had a very interesting philosophy" said Al Feldstein, who...
  • Review: 'Fading Gigolo' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Fading Gigolo' ★&#9733 1/2
    Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. All you'll find on the docket today is a look at...
  • Cat kicker caught on camera arrested

    Cat kicker caught on camera arrested
    A man who police say is shown in a video kicking a friendly stray cat and sending it flying through the air has been arrested, according to the New York Daily News. The video was circulated around Facebook this weekend before authorities saw it on...
  • NBC Orders Romantic Comedy 'A to Z'

    NBC has given a series order to romantic comedy "A to Z," from scribe Ben Queen and exec producer Rashida Jones. Warner Bros. TV laffer stars Ben Feldman ("Mad Men") and Cristin Milioti ("How I Met Your Mother"). It revolves around a couple who meet...
  • Rabbit dishes are regaining popularity

    Rabbit dishes are regaining popularity
    Rabbits "are helping win the war," proclaimed a Los Angeles Times article from 1943. Touted as a patriotic food during World War II, rabbits were raised by thousands of Americans in their backyards. Along with victory gardens, rabbits helped put food on...
  • New York Mayor De Blasio names new film commissioner

    New York Mayor De Blasio names new film commissioner
    New York City has a new film commissioner. Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Cynthia Lopez as the new head of the city's Office of Media and Entertainment. Lopez, formerly an executive vice president of PBS' award-winning "POV" (Point of View)...
  • Actress Leelee Sobieski expecting second child with Adam Kimmel

    Actress Leelee Sobieski expecting second child with Adam Kimmel
    Leelee Sobieski cradled a big baby bump on a New York City red carpet Wednesday, making it pretty clear she's well on the way to having her second child with menswear designer Adam Kimmel.  The actress, who played a nerdy high school brainiac to Drew...
  • Michael Cunningham on 'The Snow Queen'

     Michael Cunningham on 'The Snow Queen'
    After the solid hit of 1990's "A Home at the End of the World" — later made into an indie film starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright — Michael Cunningham stunned the literary world with "The Hours" (1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize for...