Wagging the Dog
If you opened up to the Journal‘s trusty Heard on the Street section this morning, you may have noticed that the half of the page called In the Markets was dedicated to items about actors named Larry who starred in television dramas in the cultural golden era between 1978 and 1983. In the Read More
Promises! Promises! Or Crossroads, or even Passages! I don’t care which one it is, I am just desperate to get into a rehab facility. I want my turn. As the endless stream of “troubled” glitterati continues to pour in and out of rehab, I’m starting to feel a tad excluded—resentful, even. I want to eat Read More
Stagecoach is to American movies what The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to American literature. It’s a work deep in the national character, and, like Huck Finn, its meaning is often taken to be its exact opposite. John Ford’s 1939 western, the story of a thrown-together band of travelers braving an Arizona stage ride through Read More
Tonight, Rudy Giuliani continues his national tour with a visit to Bush country for a $1,000-a-head fund-raiser for the Dallas GOP. The Dallas party organization is billing Giuliani as someone who is “widely considered one of the Republican Party’s top potential candidates for President in 2008.”
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As Bernard-Henri Lévy strolled along the edge of a field in Michigan abutting Highway 94, a police car pulled up. Told by the cop that “it is forbidden to stop on highways, to hang around, to dawdle, to piss,” Mr. Lévy identified himself. The cop was unimpressed. But his face lit up when Mr. Lévy Read More
Is there any New York State contractor who doesn’t make political contributions?
Roger Staubach, the Hall of Fame quarterback and rising GOP star, now runs a Dallas company that manages property. According to figures we were shown from the State Comptroller’s office, his company has a $731,000 contract with the New York State Read More
Few Mayors have been confronted with the kinds of challenges that faced the newly elected Michael Bloomberg in January 2002. The city still was in shock after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The economy already was sagging before 9/11; fiscal affairs would only worsen in the months that followed.
It was time for bold Read More
Dear Erica Schmidt,
You don’t know me, but I wanted to tell you how very gifted you are and, if I may, offer a little advice. Let me say, firstly, that any young director at the start of their career who can stage As You Like It as wittily as you and the recent Debbie Read More
It was James Agate who reminded us that a dirty mind is a perpetual feast, and that’s certainly true of this confident, carefree stage version of the 1978 porn movie Debbie Does Dallas at the Jane Street Theatre. The fun adaptation is by Erica Schmidt, who also directs expertly. But the big surprise is that Read More
It was Oct. 25, 2002, the last day of Sushisay. The Japanese restaurant on East 51st Street, the place I had counted on for so long, was closing.
How many times had I gone there anxiety-ridden, looking weird and unbalanced and emerged all healthy, renewed and triumphant? How many lousy days and hangovers were cured Read More