When I called to make a reservation, I was brought up short for a second when a male voice answered “A Voce. Dante speaking.”
Dante Camara (not Alighieri) is the maître d’ at A Voce (which means “word of mouth”), a new Italian restaurant near Madison Square Park. The team behind this venture is impressive. Read More
The promotional campaign for Kingdom of Heaven, Ridley Scott’s $140 million epic, has blitzed the airwaves and stampeded across early-morning and late-night talk shows as ruthlessly as the 12th-century Crusaders it portrays. But it all finally came to an end where so many such campaigns do, at the movie’s May 4 Ziegfeld Theater premiere.
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Thanks to Desperate Housewives, suburban fortysomethings have replaced Britney and Lindsay as the sex symbols du jour. It’s about time. While the cultural wisdom may suggest that most men favor pop superstars just old enough to drink legally, some of us recognize that women over 40 can make better girlfriends and more sophisticated lovers than Read More
Wodehouse: A Life, by Robert McCrum. W.W. Norton and Company, 530 pages, $27.95.
Oh, to be P.G. Wodehouse! There aren’t many authors whose life one actually covets-not really. To come up with a Dorothy Parker witticism might seem like fun for a millisecond, but you’d also be the one to take that multi-bladed brain Read More
There it was once again: the spine-chilling screech of laughter. I was waiting at the bar in Euzkadi, a crowded bistro in the East Village, when it cut through the room–as P.G. Wodehouse once said of the voice of the dreaded Amanda Glossup–like a herd of cavalry on a tin roof. But the restaurant was Read More
I must begin this week by offering a sincere, abject apology to all the good folks at Mamma Mia! It takes a big man to admit a mistake, and I’m that sort of man.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote good-naturedly that the Swedish-Greek taverna show from London is “the worst show ever and Read More