A benign little time-waster called Don Jon marks the writer-director debut of momentary dweeb flavor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also stars as a pornography-addicted student named Jon Martello, Jr., a bartender with a reputation for bedding a different girl every weekend, which does not explain why he doesn’t seem to know any. Still, he’s the envy of his college buddies, even though they all seem more like high school sophomores. They don’t know he spends most of his time pleasuring himself while watching X-rated websites on his laptop. Even the film’s title is a takeoff on the libidinous legend of Don Juan—get it? There’s a lot of pressure to live up to the porn star image he has created for himself that young Mr. Gordon-Levitt cannot achieve. Most of the time he doesn’t even try. For a vanity showcase most wannabe actor-writer-director hyphenates would kill for, he appears to be coasting on cruise control. Read More
The Last Frontier? Artists Are Running Out of Neighborhoods to Be Priced Out OfWork-Life Balance: California Producer Contracts for Flatiron Loft Listed at $3.5 M.Baa-Headed: Why Are There So Many Animal Decapitations in Brooklyn This Week?
Drew Friedman Chronicles America's Jewish ComediansMorning Media MixSimon & Schuster Cancels a Book Deal With an Elevator
A So-So Week for Opera: A Less-Than-‘Enchanted Island' at One MetTalk to the Hand: 'Hand to God' Stars One Scary Sock PuppetHe Said, She Said: 'The Open House' Has a Bullying Dad, 'Stage Kiss' Follows a Quirky Couple, 'Arlington' Is a Musical Monologue
Editorial: Obama’s Grand FailureEditorial: The Mayor and Ms. MoskowitzPaul Singer: Gay Marriage's Time Has Come
The Battle Is Over: U.S. Olympic Skier Chooses Date On the Basis of Her TweetsWhere to Find All the Free Food at SXSW 2014The 17 Best Life Lessons From Martha Stewart’s Reddit AMA
‘We Hope That She Offs Herself Soon So It’ll Be Worth a Lot of Money’: Five Minutes With Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the Armory Show26-by-17-Inch Wade Guyton Sells for $1 M. at Christie’sLadies’ Night: On the BHQF’s Record-Breaking Last Brucennial