The trailer for Fox’s new fall series Revolution–created by J.J. Abrams–depicts a bizarre future world wherein all forms of electricity have ceased to function. Perhaps stranger yet is the show’s prediction of a future sports outcome: a brief shot at 2:26 of an overgrown Wrigley Field features a sign reading “2012 World Series Champions.” Which Read More
Hip clothier Hermian Charles seems entirely out of place on Montague Street.
Her tiny Blue Rose boutique, which opened this past November, sits at the far edge of Brooklyn Heights’ main drag.
The highly affluent neighborhood, whose renowned longtime resident Norman Mailer popularized the term “hipster” back in the 50’s, isn’t exactly the center of Read More
Tina Balazs and Michael Ferreter
Met: December 2000
Engaged: Aug. 15, 2006
Projected Wedding Date: Feb. 10, 2007
Michael Ferreter, 32, a production manager for ABC News, is marrying Tina Balazs, 29, an associate project manager for the Publicist Medical Education Group, who is no relation to the boutique hotelier (and Uma Thurman’s boyfriend) Andre—we Read More
Patrick Creadon’s Wordplay, written by Mr. Creadon and Christine O’Malley, and produced by Ms. O’Malley, cheerfully and winningly celebrates the passionate practitioners of crossword puzzles, of whom there are an estimated 50 million in the United States. The film’s main focus is Will Shortz, the crossword-puzzle editor of The New York Times and the “Puzzle Read More
It’s heresy to say it, but with the addition of Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees’ star-studded lineup, Derek Jeter should move to second base.
As the Yanks prepare for the season opener in just a few days, it should be clear why this move ought to be made: A-Rod is the better defensive shortstop, Read More
“We’re sitting up there looking at each other, wondering, ‘What’s going on?’” said Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck.
It was two days after he’d witnessed the brawl of the fall: the American League’sbest pitcher, Pedro Martinez, taking down 72-year-old Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series followed by Read More
Warren Allen Smith stood in his cramped Greenwich Village studio apartment and recalled the time he scared the heck out of Gore Vidal.
It was 1995, Mr. Smith said, and Mr. Vidal was making an appearance at Barnes & Noble on Union Square. After waiting in line to meet the author of Myra Breckenridge Read More
I’m going to interrupt this column before it even begins with an important announcement, an open letter, a personal appeal to Mr. Bill Murray. I’d been planning to write something about Tom Petty this week, to take issue with some condescending and disparaging remarks about Mr. Petty (a riff on his alleged “dumbness”) by an Read More
When Tom Wolfe took the microphone in the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago on Friday, May 29, he looked a bit peaked. After all, he was having a very busy day. First, he had gone straight from O’Hare International Airport to a noon luncheon at the tony North Lake Shore Drive spread of prominent Read More