The Eight-Day Week
We all know that unless you look like Lana Turner and have a fondness for drugstore sodas, breaking into the film industry—even behind the scenes—is tough. Some (sweater) girls really do have all the luck! But for those without matinee-idol looks, there’s Reel Works. Tonight’s bash is raising money to mentor and support high schoolers Read More
Saturday night the skies grew ominous as The Observer rounded the bend toward Fairview Farm, located right on the water in Bridgehampton. Luckily, we were greeted by giant white tents arranged for “Unmasked,” the Alexander Soros Foundation’s Global Witness Gala.
Like his father, 26-year-old Alexander Soros is quickly becoming a well-known figure on the philanthropic scene, most noticeably with a donation of $250,000 to Jewish Funds for Justice. Although this was his foundation’s first public event, the names on the host committee were enough to fill a Weinstein dinner party.
We’ve had something on our minds since sitting through box-office smash Four Christmases last weekend. How young is too young to see a PG-13? We realize that with its slapstick humor, baby vomit and distinctive lack of swear words, Four Christmases could be considered a "family film". But mixed in with all the holiday cheer are jokes Read More
“Beyonce has the voice and she’s got the attitude,” declared the rap artist Akon at the Monday night premiere of Cadillac Records, a film about the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists in which Beyonce Knowles plays the blues singer Etta James.
Curiously, the venue selected for the premiere was the AMC Read More
Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana, from a screenplay by Mr. Gaghan, suggested by the book See No Evil by Robert Baer, seems to position itself as a serious-minded political statement by studiously, even laboriously, avoiding all the compromises and clichés common to mere commercial entertainments. This is to say that it’s hard to follow, overloaded with characters Read More
Hillary Clinton kept making unexpected appearances at the opening of an exhibit on first ladies at the New York Historical Society on March 21. She had one scheduled visit, sure-when she arrived around noon in a black pantsuit and fuschia blouse, toured through the collection of dresses, papers and memorabilia and spoke to a luncheon Read More
Mos Def, the hip-hop star from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, is coming to Broadway, and from the way some people reacted to the news, you would have thought the next Zero Mostel had been plucked from the checkout line at a Key Food. “Mos What?” asked the Post.
Yet Mos Def, born Dante Smith and 28 years Read More
It’s rare and so very touching when a playwright is called up onstage to receive our applause. The curtain call belongs to the actors, a timeless tradition. The poor old, unrecognized, unheralded playwright can usually be seen, if seen at all, cowering at the back of the theater. But wonderful things happen sometimes.
At the Read More