Queue the DVR, cancel your Netflix account and start collecting take-out menus, folks! If socialites and superheroes cater to your tastes, you’ll be spending some quality time on the couch this season.
Will we want every day to be Wednesday? Across the board, networks are pulling out the big guns for hump day, though Read More
A few years back, Robert Hughes, former art critic for Time magazine and Goya biographer, wrote that sculptor Martin Puryear (b. 1941) was America’s greatest living artist, and damned if Mr. Hughes wasn’t close to the mark. New Yorkers will get an opportunity to make up their own minds when a retrospective of Mr. Puryear’s Read More
Can writing confer immortality? Let’s hope for at least temporary immortality, because the season’s books are crowded with the dead. David Halberstam, Molly Ivins and Arthur Schlesinger Jr., all three of whom died earlier this year, have books coming out this fall: Halberstam’s long-awaited narrative history, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (Hyperion, Read More
Hooray for fall movies! Along with the annual unpacking of tweed and corduroy comes Hollywood’s rollout of Oscar-bound films, marquee performances and loooong running times. October gets things started with Michael Clayton (Oct. 5), where the ever-suave George Clooney executive-produces and stars in this Tony Gilroy-written and -directed thriller about an in-house “fixer” at a Read More
It’s a good time to be a theater queen—plenty of camp this fall! The Ritz, a Roundabout revival of Terrence McNally’s 1975 comedic romp set in a gay bathhouse, promises to wring every last drop of squeaky sass from actress Rosie Perez, who performs alongside the smooth-pated Kevin Chamerlin in this Joe Mantello-directed play. (Does Read More
Of course Britney Spears was going to be hard to watch and perversely compelling at her live, MTV-orchestrated comedown dance number a few weeks back. It’s just that the powers that be expected embarrassment of the left-field, unhinged, ketamine sort—think Ron Paul at a Republican debate. Instead, Brit bravely delivered Bill Richardson on Benadryl: “Sure, Read More