At around 11:30 last Saturday night, two men of equally modest stature—one in a gray suit, the other in jeans and a worn jacket—were enjoying a cigarette on the corner of Bank Street and Waverly Place.
The better-dressed man was the actor Sean Penn. He was pointing at something to do with the upper reaches Read More
Film director Robert Altman passed away last night, around midnight, in Los Angeles, according to publicist Bobby Zarem. Mr. Altman, 81, had been admitted to the hospital on Friday. He received a heart transplant in the mid-1990s, according to his Oscar speech this year. Read More
“There’s a lot of information here,” Elaine Kaufman said, offering one reason why her restaurant, Elaine’s, was filled to the gills last Wednesday night with a brew of writers, actors, businessmen and law-enforcement agents—including Anne, a hot, blond C.I.A. agent with an ass-kicking look. “I just introduce people to each other when it Read More
The actress Winona Ryder stood onstage at the Public Theater on April 17, wringing her hands and squealing with adoration.
“The first time I met J.T. was during my first heartbreak,” she said of the author J.T. LeRoy, whose work had just been read by a group of performers including musicians Debbie Harry and Shirley Read More
It was enough to make a mother proud–and we don’t mean a member of Frank Zappa’s original lineup. At the 16th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria–under chandeliers and TV lighting, with a wall-sized teleprompter towering in the back–everyone gave it up for Mama, even the baddest Read More