“This is so glamorous, this is really the jet-setting opera lifestyle that people think I lead,” said Renee Fleming, the world-renowned American opera singer with the enchanting voice that is in such high demand, she never seems to take a vacation.
Ms. Fleming, a luscious 49, was speaking over the phone after getting off the Read More
Monday: Roman Holiday
Ok, we know: you’ve probably seen Roman Holiday before. It’s one of those classics that hasn’t totally slipped through the cracks; it’s easy to find on DVD, and it gets semi-frequent play on cable. But since we only saw this film for the first time recently, we wanted to urge all of Read More
Last night brought together a spirited mix of New York’s cutting-edge fashion designers and artists—young representatives from two industries that are impossible to keep apart these days.
Designer Philip Lim, model Jessica Stam, stylist Kate Schelter, Vogue’s Stephanie LaCava, socialite Genevieve Jones, men’s wear designer Thom Browne and supermarket mogul Ron Burkle were among Read More
Audrey Hepburn moved through her movies like a mournful swan, unsure of her own beauty. For years she was the anti-Marilyn, the pensive garden princess preferred by people who pined for the gentility and grace that had supposedly been driven out of Hollywood’s Edenic garden by Monroe and the overtly sexual stars that followed in Read More
In 1967, a Time magazine cover story trumpeted “The Shock of Freedom in Films,” praising Hollywood’s belated embrace of the French New Wave. The article mostly paid enormous respects to Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde, but passing mention was made of how Mike Nichols’ The Graduate, John Boorman’s Point Blank and Stanley Donen’s Two Read More
“I have had a crush on Kevin Bacon since seventh grade,” said Elli Frank, glimpsing the actor as she stood on tiptoe in the doorway of the fancy downtown lounge NA, carefully hiding the rip in the nether-regions of her jeans with her hand. She craned her neck to see Mr. Bacon as he swept Read More
Who the Hell’s In It: Portraits and Conversations, by Peter Bogdanovich. Knopf, 528 pages, $35.
As Mack Sennett should have said, let’s cut to the chase: “Audrey Hepburn was a beacon of tasteful glamour, of sensitivity and of the integrity and innocence of youth: a symbol of unalloyed kindness, morality and goodness on a Read More
Jonathan Demme’s The Truth About Charlie , from a screenplay by Mr. Demme, Steve Schmidt and Jessica Bendinger, has been widely panned for presuming to remake Stanley Donen’s Charade (1963), from a screenplay by Peter Stone, with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton in the roles originally played by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Indeed, I Read More
The acting debut of repugnant rap star Eminem in a thing called 8 Mile can be summed up in one sentence: If he coulda he woulda, but he cain’t so he ain’t. This brainless debacle, tailored for the insurmountable limitations of its star attraction, was headed for vehicular homicide before it left the factory. Who Read More
Life is full of surprises, and j’adore Isaac Mizrahi. I won’t hear a word against his cabaret show LES MIZrahi , unless it’s mine. I must be his biggest fan. I might be his only fan. But I don’t care if Isaac doesn’t.
I’m usually modest about these things, but I know a little about Read More