With the year 2000 fast approaching, it is the season of millennial lists. Life magazine got there first, with a special issue on the 100 most important people of the last 1,000 years (No. 1: Thomas Edison; No. 13: Adolf Hitler; No. 67: Cao Xueqin), but there’ll be plenty more, so you might as well Read More
Over the last few years, 18 of these gorgeous 16-millimeter movie cameras have been slipping out of New York University’s famous film school (Martin Scorsese! Spike Lee!) and making their way a few blocks uptown to a lesser-known school called the New York Film Academy (founded 1993).
When administrators at the N.Y.U. Tisch School of Read More
Nick Lowe, pop music genius, made a fool of himself in his New York debut almost 30 years ago. He bombed at the Fillmore East before an audience largely made up of critics flown in especially from London to see his band take America by storm.
But there was a problem. “We Read More
Goodbye to All That Overgrown Adolescent Game-Playing; Larry David Goes After Littlefield One Last Time
The great strength of Seinfeld was that it took the most private experiences of the educated middle class and put them in, of all things, a sitcom. Nobody expected this. Who expected to see something like “the tap”–which George Costanza got on the shoulder as a signal to return north when he was “down there,” Read More
O.K., it is warm. The streets are full, the freaks are out, the trees are blooming. Rejoice. But bear in mind our status as a fashionable city. In other words, darlings, your legs are white, perhaps misshapen (read, bloated) and no one really wants to see them. Ditto your arms. The triceps are not supposed Read More
Madison Square Garden housed a big blast of the 20th century all weekend. The Rolling Stones played the 19,763-seat arena and Bob Dylan played the 5,600-seat room called the Theater (formerly the Irving M. Felt Forum). So maybe it was nostalgia weekend at the Garden, but it was a little more complicated than that.
The Read More
When I first heard Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping,” I knew it was the novelty song for me. I was driving in Jersey City, looking for a place to get a photographic inspection of the car because I had allowed the insurance to lapse, and there it was on the radio-a heavy dance beat, chanting men, crooning ladies, Read More