So there’s this terrific woman you know living in New York. She’s fun, attractive, smart and has a great job … and is dating a bartender, a waiter or someone altogether unemployed. Some might say she’s “settling,” to use the favored relationship parlance of today. But what if she’s actually a pioneer?
Since the days Read More
New York’s senior Senator, Charles Schumer, recently had a nightmare-well, not exactly a nightmare, since the 54-year-old Senator insists he doesn’t have nightmares, but call it an anxiety dream. It was about a young boxer who had suffered a bruising beating and was hooked up to a respirator, fighting for her life.
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A nice Brooklyn diner interview with Chuck is the centerpiece of this look at his new chairmanship of the DSCC.
Short version: The national press better be ready to work Sundays.
Chuck claims never to have nightmares, but after seeing Million Dollar Baby — warning, we’re about to ruin the Read More
Ann Coulter was wearing a black cocktail dress, a Cartier watch and a diamond bracelet when she walked into Cafe Luxembourg. We hadn’t had dinner for a few weeks and I wanted to see what was on her mind. But first I told her that over the weekend I’d stopped by the Book Hampton bookstore Read More
When the casting call went out for what would eventually become the Oscar-winning film Boys Don’t Cry , Hilary Swank was a Hollywood hopeful with little but her starring role in the fourth installment of the Karate Kid franchise under her belt-and barely enough money to make the round-trip flight to New York for the Read More
Don’t you loathe all the pre-Oscar hype? I find it very unglamorous and decidedly proctalgia-inducing. What happened to spontaneity? This year the speculation about the nominees and their outfits definitely reached a zenith of baroque silliness.
Sunday night finally arrived–time to sit down in front of the telly and endure the four-hour ceremony. Oy ! Read More
The great suspense of the Academy Awards was not whether Annette Bening or Hilary Swank would win the Oscar, but whether Ms. Bening, if she won, would have her baby on the way up to the stage or on the way back. Would the water break for our pregnant Cinderella before or after midnight? We Read More