The Eight-Day Week
Molly Ringwald isn’t just the sweetie who starred in three John Hughes classics (as well as a Godard film!). She’s also a well-regarded writer who recently published a book of short stories. (Your move, Jennifer Egan—we suggest looking for a role in the next Selena Gomez teen flick.)
Algonquin Round Table
(Clockwise from top left: Ruth Bourdain, Jonathan Ames, Andy Cohen, Lena Dunham, and Blue Ivy Carter)
With the reopening of the Algonquin Hotel, we must consider who will be chosen for the honor of one of the 11 seats in the Algonquin Round Table.
“One drink for everybody!” hollered Jonathan Ames. He was standing center stage at the Brooklyn Inn to administer last rites for his show, Bored To Death.
REASONS TO DRINK TONIGHT
The Observer was especially sad to hear about HBO’s cancelling of Bored to Death, the Jonathan Ames-penned comedy that just wrapped a hysterical third season (and often pulled entire scenes straight from the pages of this newspaper!). The show had perfected and managed into a science the fine art of lampooning New Yorkers Read More
Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames got a write-up in the Post‘s real estate section today: he lives in a 850-square-foot Boerum Hill one-bedroom for which he pays $1400 a month. His bed, the Post notes, cost $3000.
His HBO series Bored to Death seems to have gone a long way toward furnishing the Read More
The Extra Man is a hapless fiasco about Louis Ives, a nerdy Princeton meathead with a penchant for wearing women’s lingerie who travels to Manhattan looking for adventure, answers a roommate-wanted ad, and moves into a rabbit warren decorated with Christmas tree ornaments occupied by Harry Harrison, a fading gigolo and a penniless, Read More
On Monday night, the New York premiere of The Extra Man began with a man standing in front of the audience and letting out a rolling, throaty yodel that sounded like a cross between a sea otter and an exotic bird.
This happened shortly after Shari Springer Berman, the co-director of the Read More
Judging from the din that filled Capitale’s gorgeous foyer on Tuesday, Nov. 17, everyone at the year’s Moth Ball had a story to tell.
As black-and-white–clad guests talked over one another during a cocktail reception, the Transom asked Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO’s Bored to Death and longtime “Mothman,” to explain what makes a Read More
“Have you seen the show?” asked Jason Schwartzman, via phone from his home in Los Angeles late last week. “I haven’t yet, not really. I’m just sitting here in a cocoon … not of anticipation … what would you call it? I’m feeling right now that something is in the oven and I’ve been cooking Read More
Brooke Geahan, the 20-something founder of the Accompanied Literary Society, has made a career of throwing scruffy readers and writers together with scenesters and socialites, and using the dim light of glamorous venues to make them look significantly more attractive than they might elsewhere. She was up to her old tricks on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Read More