The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, October 5
Walk It Off
El Camino de Santiago is an ancient religious pilgrimage that for centuries has led Christians to a cathedral in northwestern Spain. It’s said to be the final resting place of Saint James. It’s also the subject of a new film, The Way, starring Martin Sheen Read More
It wasn’t all doom and gloom at Friday’s premiere of “The End of Poverty?” at Village East Cinemas. The film, which traces the origins of global poverty back to the Age of Exploration, offers a reason for hope: things might soon get so bad that the impoverished will rise up in armed rebellion.
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Monday: The West Wing
Isn’t it great when this show starts over from the beginning on Bravo? Don’t get us wrong, those later, Obama-forecasting episodes were fun, and who doesn’t love Alan Alda? But there’s absolutely nothing like those first few magical seasons of The West Wing when the show was under Aaron Sorkin’s Read More
Let it never be said that Paris Hilton does not know how to turn PR lemons into lemonade. Back in August, the enterprising Ms. Hilton seized upon John McCain‘s use of her image in his now infamous "Celeb" ad in which he negatively compared Barack Obama‘s popularity to hers. While her mom (and Read More
He’s O.K., Everyone!
Man of the Year stars Robin Williams as a comedian who accidentally becomes President. Mr. Williams wasn’t doing press.
“Al Franken’s running for office in Minnesota,” said Mr. Williams. This was his film’s post-premiere dinner, which was hosted by its director, Barry Levinson, at the Upper East Side eatery Amaranth. “But Read More
On the morning after the Iowa caucuses, certain parts of Los Angeles-or, to be more precise, certain blocks in Brentwood, Bel Air and the Pacific Palisades-awoke in a brief but palpable panic. No, it wasn’t that these home owners had missed the latest “style advisory,” warning that black automobiles were now outré, and that the Read More
And so, the war is “officially” over. Saddam is supposedly in Belarus; Chirac is shocked-no, stunned!-to discover that even Colin Powell holds a grudge; the North Koreans have nukes. Hollywood actors are thrilled about the box-office failure of The Real Cancun . (Whew! We sure dodged a bullet there! Being wrong about the war and Read More