This weekend, with Halloween safely behind us, along with the obligatory blood-spurting-zombies-eat-your-face-and-rip-your-guts-out gore flicks (please see Saw IV’s $32 million-plus box office gobble last weekend), we can happily hunker down and see a bloodbath the way we like it—all artistic like! The violent, gripping, and thoroughly entertaining American Gangster hits theaters this weekend, bringing the Read More
For one night only, Jerry Seinfeld will host a late-night talk show for Fox, according to Variety. It should make for a good drinking game: one shot for every mention of Bee Movie!
Seinfeld will host Saturday’s edition of "Talkshow With Spike Feresten," which airs at Read More
Last night, NBC gave America exactly what it thought the country wanted: Jerry Seinfeld, the man who perfected the sitcom and ruined it in the process (like Raymond Carver and the short story). As a guest star on 30 Rock, he served us a moment of mass transference. As Tina Fey put it, “We could Read More
“The buzz was loud and clear, we struck a chord,” said president of NBC Entertainment Kevin Reilly at the network’s Upfront presentation yesterday afternoon. But: “Frankly, we need to be more better.”
Mr. Reilly was saying what the hundreds of ad executives milling around Radio City for the first day of the Upfronts already Read More
Explaining Kramer: being an intensive exegesis of the media theories of Michael Richards’ racist outburst.
I know. You haven’t read enough about the subject, but reaction has been all over the map, and perhaps there’s a value in examining the contours of the map. Beginning with …
Theory No. 1 (my sentimental favorite): Blame Seinfeld, Read More
A few years ago, Joseph Epstein, author of the popular collection of essays Snobbery: The American Version (2002), began to notice that he wasn’t enjoying many of his friendships the way he once did. They took so much time, he calculated; they required so much in the way of obligation and reciprocity; and so many Read More
Did you ever notice I still owned this apartment?
For several years, Jerry Seinfeld has been snug at the ritzy Beresford. So who would have thought he had a bachelor pad nearby?
Nevertheless, Mr. Seinfeld recently sold the two-bedroom apartment–which he bought around the time his show was getting off the ground– for Read More
Since he first wowed the crowd in the early 80′s at Catch a Rising Star, Rick Shapiro has been considered an explosive comedic talent, a sort of punk-rock, white Richard Pryor with a literary bent, part Iggy Pop, part Philip Roth. But Mr. Shapiro was also notorious for being a holy mess, a world-class drug Read More
“I didn’t want to be a marquise, you know?” said Diane Von Furstenberg, with a conspiratorial narrowing of her dusky brown eyes. It was Monday, April 26, an hour into the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, and the designer had paused in the airy cool of the Wrightsman Galleries-being there after-hours felt very naughty and Read More