Of all the famous Marxist leaders, only Marx himself was afforded both a natural death and a dignified burial. His grave is in Highgate Cemetery in London, most of which is a creepy overgrown ruin of toppled marble angels and Gothic crypts. But Marx is in a nice corner of the graveyard where they still Read More
In April shooting will begin on Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, starring Malin Ackerman. And last month, rumor had it that a second Lovelace biopic was in the works, this one with Kate Hudson in the lead. It’s unlikely, however, that either actress would be getting ready for her money shot, Mr. DeMille, if not Read More
The 95-year-old father of public-access television sat on the stage, frowning. “I’d like to say that if what we saw on the screen tonight is all that is public access, it would never have lasted,” said George Stoney. The crowd laughed awkwardly. “I think what we saw was the worst aspects of public access.” There Read More
A year ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing 220,000 people and leaving 1.5 million homeless. Wyatt Gallery, an American photographer who was on assignment in Curacao when he heard about the quake, says he “felt an urgent, powerful calling to help Haiti.” That desire to help, as sincere as it is self-involved, Read More
Seva Granik and Rebecca Smeyne, two promoters who work together under the name ABRACADABRA, were talking about throwing parties like veterans swapping war stories.
“The old Vice,” Mr. Granik said, “not the new stuff, but like Vice in the early 2000s? I was so blown away. They never wanted it to be packed. It was Read More
Melissa Stanley went to school for music–or rather, Music Industry. The 26-year-old recalls “taking maybe one physics class in college, and that was it” for her formal science education. After graduation, she became a director of A&R and booking at Jezebel Music, a concert-promotion outfit for unsigned acts in Williamsburg. Then, at the office sometime Read More
A long line of fans formed around the stage at Cooper Union to have Slavoj Zizek sign books. They rattled off their names for the philosopher’s dedication.
“Ian,” said one.
“Like the writer,” said Mr. Zizek, “McEwan.”
“Kelvin,” said another.
“Like the stupid temperature.”
“Austin,” said a third.
“Anna,” said a fourth, “with Read More