This heat sucks … we know. So what better way to beat it than by dancing yourself into a sweaty mess surrounded by hundreds of your under-hydrated peers in a shadeless pool? That’s the question JellyNYC poses all summer long with its free weekend "Pool Party" shows at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg. Read More
Attending the premiere of Warner Brothers’ Batman: The Dark Knight at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 14: the film’s stars Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal (wearing charcoal Dries Van Noten splashed with flowers and accompanied by husband Peter Sarsgaard), Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Aaron Eckhart; actors Ethan Hawke, Edie Falco, Josh Hartnett, Seth Read More
Chekhov’s The Seagull is back on Broadway, this time with indie movie hipster god Peter Sarsgaard as Trigorin, pretty Brit actress Kristin Scott Thomas as Arkadina and Zoe Kazan (featured in the forthcoming film August) as Masha. Pretty great casting, especially considering Ms. Thomas’ Olivier award for best actress Read More
Designer Yves Saint Laurent died at home in his apartment in Paris yesterday at the age of 71. [NY Times]
Tatum O’Neal, who wrote a memoir in 2004 about her drug addiction, was arrested for buying crack on the Lower East Side on Sunday morning from a homeless man. [Read More
I was in the elevator coming down from work. “How long have you been in a shed?” a young woman asked a middle-aged one.
“About ten years,” she said. “And it’ll probably be another ten.” She rolled her eyes.
“God!” I thought. “It wasn’t just a paranoid fantasy, people in New York actually do have Read More
Ms. ‘Haal and Mr. ‘Gaard
If you’re a celebrity-obsessed (or celebrity-loathing?) Brooklynite, the most exciting piece of today’s Manhattan Transfers has to be the news that Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal have signed a contract for a grandmotherly $1.75 million Park Slope brownstone. As the Boswell Sisters would say: Yowza!
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The Dying Gaul is Gaslight with e-mail. As a first-time directorial effort by writer Craig Lucas, it’s an imaginative, compelling and respectable failure, a psychological, postmodern film noir with plenty of conflict and no resolution, better suited to the stage than screen. But it says something about the dreams and disillusionments of Hollywood, and even Read More