Some chefs long to cook for royalty; others aspire to Michelin stars. Freelance chef Francis Derby always dreamed of cooking a six-course dinner based on American Psycho.
Last Thursday, Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema granted Mr. Derby his wish. The evening featured six dishes, prepared by Mr. Derby and served at perfectly timed intervals throughout a screening Read More
What happened to all the places frequented by Patrick Bateman 20 years ago in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho? Well, for starters, the nightclub Tunnel is now a “design collective” called ENK-NYC; the restaurant Arcadia is now called Amaranth and Espace is Steak Frites. The Harvard Club is still the Harvard Club.
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So-called “American psycho” Patrick Bateman, who graduated from Harvard in 1984, would be 50 this year, if he were a person living in the real world; the novel commemorating his romp through New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s turns 20 this year. Anniversaries! So meaningful as a way to Read More
Duncan Sheik is thinking of getting rid of his Maserati.
“It just doesn’t fit in here,” he said as he piloted the black power yacht of an automobile along a dirt road in Garrison, the small town an hour up the Hudson where he has lived for two years. He could just as easily have Read More
Any fan of the novel American Psycho and its 2000 big screen counterpart knows that the music is as integral to the work as the murders. In both, Patrick Bateman, the gore-obsessed 1980s Wall Street executive, spends nearly as much time dissecting Whitney Houston and Genesis’ bodies of work as he does, um, dissecting bodies. Read More
Bret Easton Ellis is full of surprises this week. First, we learned that he was celebrating the death of J.D. Salinger (“Party tonight!!!“); now we hear that American Psycho will be made into a musical. The L.A. Times reports that Tony Award–winning songwriter Duncan Sheik, best known for Spring Awakening, is Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
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Here’s one we never thought we’d see. Because you’ve been clamoring for it, a musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho will be coming to the Broadway stage sometime in 2010. Cue the Huey Lewis!
David Johnson, one of the producers for the stage version, said his inspiration for the project is largely Read More