A cool $35 million piece of property drops to $20.95 million awfully quickly these days.
A six-story, seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom, walnut-paneled, chandeliered townhouse at 11 East 74th Street was put on the market for $35 million in August 2007, even though it had sold for $11,230,700 only a year and a half earlier. According to Read More
By 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, four news vans, an immensely long red carpet and a gaggle of conspiracy theorists had gathered around the Ziegfeld Theater for the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of United 93. People calling themselves part of the 9/11 Truth Movement distributed leaflets—they were quickly banned across the street—and yelled at Read More
In honor of Salon’s new women’s blog, The Broadsheet, The Transom is pleased to present excerpts from the New York Observer’s men-only blog, The Cockpit.
You Know What’s Awesome?
Cowboy movies! Dude, why don’t they make cowboy movies hardly anymore? John Wayne is like really old or something, I guess. Or dead? But Read More
The number of DVD releases can be dizzying, but here’s a useful paradigm when navigating this spring’s releases: stick to Oscar nominees when renting (they’ll all be out this spring), go for the collections and collector’s editions when buying. The latter is much more exciting.
The biggest DVD this March-let’s just get it out of Read More
Belle and Sebastian, the Scottish band that romanced indie rockers in the 90′s with their exquisitely twee boarding-school pop, always seemed to exist in some gauzy paradise where wan poets in natty V-neck sweaters smoked French cigarettes, read Verlaine and made love only when it rained.
Their last album was the soundtrack to Todd Solondz’s Read More
François Truffaut once observed that all war movies, however antiwar their rhetoric, promote a vicarious desire in the viewer to be a brave soldier in battle. Even when the visceral violence is subdued, as in Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion (1937), who among us would not yearn to join Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio and Pierre Fresnay Read More
Life these days is such a cacophony of self-interest groups,
screaming their points of view in a dialogue of the deaf, that it’s balm for
the soul when everybody shuts up for a minute and listens. The occasion for
this pause in the day’s ululation was a film series at the Brooklyn Academy of
Music Read More