The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, September 7
They’re making another Superman flick with some British gent—don’t they know that for screen magnetism as well as real-life heroism, the buck stopped with Christopher Reeve? The beloved screen icon, who became an advocate for the paralyzed after a horseback-riding accident, is remembered at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Read More
This weekend, celebrities and socialites took a break from their not-so-busy August schedules to do what they do best— go to parties, of course! Saturday evening, however, guests convened in Sagaponak for a good cause. Vanity Fair and United Way of New York teamed up for an event to raise awareness about hunger in New Read More
White Russians were flowing by the pre-made bottle at last night’s Lebowski Fest at the Hammerstein Ballroom on 34th Street.
“I’m not sure why we are even offering a full bar,” the bartender told The Observer. As we took our creamy libations from her, an unshaven man donning a bathrobe, jellies and sunglasses pushed by Read More
What to say about an uphill slog called Crazy, Stupid, Love? It’s not nearly crazy enough to clear the clogged arteries of summer comedies, and when the love appears, it’s in all the wrong places. Oh well, at least they nailed the stupid part.
This movie is so hapless that not even two directors could Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday. April 20
Stroke of Genius
New York’s “foodies” are ravenous–not for food (they eat often, and they eat well), but for a new joint to obsess over. They’re in luck! David Bouley has finally emerged from community board headaches and other location mishegoss to open Brushstroke, the Japanese restaurant of our drool-inducing fever dreams. Read More
There are TV actors (Michael Chiklis, Debra Messing, Julianna Margulies) and then there are movie actors. This exalted latter breed will deign to show up on your sketch show or guest on your sitcom — but once they’ve crossed over to movies, they’re not going back. Or so it used to be, until, we’d estimate, Read More
Art World News
There were art works by Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Auguste Rodin and Jeff Koons, but everyone was watching Padma Lakshmi’s pants. The Top Chef co-host, in impossibly tight coral-colored capris covered in a gold lamé print, smiled and swanned at Sotheby’s, poising at the front of a book-signing line to schmooze with author James Frey. Read More
With temperatures breaking into the high 80s this weekend — cold front! — you might think of avoiding movie theaters to enjoy a sweltering afternoon outside. Mistake. Head to the AC and bring with you this handy guide to the new releases.
What’s the story: Otherwise known as the 3D animated movie that Read More
In the film The Kids Are Alright, which opens in theatres July 9, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple and Mark Ruffalo, their sperm donor.
“They’d be great moms to have,” said the tousled-haired actor, wearing dark jeans and a untucked button-down shirt, at a lunch on Tuesday afternoon, June 29, at Read More
A Single Man
Running time 99 minutes
Written and directed by Tom Ford
Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult
Hairy-chested design guru Tom Ford may have learned how to sew a seam straight when he ran Gucci, but that doesn’t qualify him to direct movies. Fashion is not film, and A Read More