A friend went to Jimmy Carter’s book-signing in Pasadena the other day. 3200 books, all snapped up weeks before, then signed by an aloof former president, who did not shake hands but was flanked by two phalanxes of security. Everyone who came in was X-rayed, or wanded.
My friend tells me Carter had a focused Read More
Earlier this year, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, a Pasadena, Calif.-based science and medical facility developer, was selected to construct the $700 million, 870,000-square-foot East River Science Park between 28th and 29th streets and First Avenue and the F.D.R.
But special permits to develop the property, obtained in 2001 by the N.Y.U. School of Read More
diarist is filing this dispatch from a rarefied place in Hollywood—a city of the mind, if you will, known as Development Hell.
a city that exists somewhere on the imaginary highway between Euphoria (the sale of a script), and Debacle (the Friday morning when the fax arrives with the first box-office Read More
Two days after the markets reopened in September, Laura Martin, a managing director and influential research analyst for Credit Suisse First Boston, downgraded all 11 entertainment and cable-industry companies in her portfolio, among them Disney, Viacom, USA Networks, MGM, Comcast and Insight Communications.
“If the 2002-2003 period is as bad as prior reported declines, the Read More
When a neighbor offers me a ride down the West Side, I don’t need to be asked twice. On this particular fine morning, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has taken to the radio, blathering on from his portable pulpit about lead-foots. Speeders.
New Yorkers cannot be permitted to career about the city over the speed limit unless, Read More
Foolishly, I am just now catching up with Cherry Jones in the flawless production of Tina Howe’s Pride’s Crossing at Lincoln Center, and I am here to tell you the deservedly lavish praise this miraculous actress has already received doesn’t begin to prepare you for her blinding radiance. Eschewing film roles for steady theater jobs, Read More