Mike has been, it seems, quietly soft-pedalling his Health Department’s approach to this messy, sad story of a mohel who may have infected babies with a form of herpes, one fatally.
The Jewish Week reports that, after suggestions of banning a particular practice that involved a mohel putting his mouth on the open Read More
Up and West at ‘Cesca,
Four Rich Guys Convene
On the southeast corner of Amsterdam and 75th Street:
‘Cesca: prosciutto and breadsticks, hockey on TV. On the next bar stool, a beige cashmere turtleneck said this to his date: “I say, pshaw ! Pshaw, I say!” The bartender slides me a tall O.J. Read More
Already crazed with fear and paranoia after the life-altering damage of 9/11, Americans now have a new reason to panic. The Sum of All Fears , a blistering thriller about terrorism in which a nuclear device blows up the city of Baltimore, will most likely scare the living daylights out of everybody who sees it. Read More
Raindrops on roses, dappled sunlight on toile poufs, lavender sachets, painted furniture with curly bits … French Provincial is back! Aren’t you relieved? After all, it’s timeless and classy, even if you’re not. Printed toile is even having a fashion moment (e.g. Neal Decker totes at Bird in Brooklyn (718-768-4940) and Alice Roi’s fall 2001 Read More
Not everyone adores the St. Patrick’s Day Parade some Fifth Avenue residents overlooking the parade route immediately come to mind but few have gone to the lengths that the group identified by police as the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, which seems to exist solely to protest the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, did to disrupt Read More
Kim’s Career Is Cursed!
Kim Basinger never struck me as an easy pushover willing to do anything just to keep her career afloat. But here she is in Bless the Child , a turgid, pretentious religious thriller that is anything but thrilling. Why would an actress who finally proved to the doubters she could act Read More
The new editor in chief of Details is Daniel Peres, a jovial 28-year-old who looks like he might have wandered off the set of Friends . Fairchild Publications chairman and editorial director Patrick McCarthy personally anointed Mr. Peres, a favorite of several years, to retool the identity-plagued men’s monthly, which will relaunch in late September. "I Read More
My mother has been known to make Thanksgiving dinner on any night but Thanksgiving. She expertly microwaves the local kosher butcher’s turkey, stuffing, spinach soufflé and noodle kugel in, oh, May or March. But never on Thanksgiving. No, on Thanksgiving, for as many years as I can remember, my family goes to a movie and Read More
Levinson Does 1954; Depp Dresses 1799
Barry Levinson is back in Baltimore, and Liberty Heights is the latest in what I call his Baltimore Quartet-four movies about the writer-director’s hometown in the 1950′s that include Diner , Tin Men and Avalon . There was apparently something darker and campier going on than the Read More
Timbuktu , by Paul Auster. Henry Holt, 181 pages, $22.
A large dog stares at us from the cover of Paul Auster’s new novel, Timbuktu . Does that mean the book is about a dog? Mr. Auster has never written on that subject before. Or could the book jacket be some kind of clue to Read More