Fashion Week Observed
New York fashion week has finally come to a close. Amen! For those less-fortunate editors and fashion authorities (or perhaps we are the lucky ones) that have not jetted off to London or Milan, we finally get a moment to recover.
In retrospect, we relished the young talents of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. The Observer will never forget the spectacle and grandeur of Alexander Wang—or the impeccable quality of Simon Spurr’s suiting. With such a busy social schedule and so many shows, it’s hard to remember all the garments we evaluated with a careful eye.
With only thirteen days left in 2009—seriously, where did this year go?—it should come as no surprise that Hollywood is pulling out the big guns. Five films reach theaters today, but all everyone will really care about come Monday is the one with 10-foot tall blue aliens. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy Read More
Running time 119 minutes
Written by Michael Tolkin and
Directed by Rob Marshall
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Stacy Ferguson
To the already overcrowded list of year-end disappointments bringing 2009 to a sorry close, you can add Read More
The Weinstein Bros. are in talks with a slate of Hollywood song-and-dance types to star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Nine.
According to Variety, The Weinstein Company is negotiating with Penelope Cruz, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sophia Loren, Javier Bardem and newcomer Marion Cotillard (who recently played Edith Piaf in the highly-praised biopic, Read More
“I’m a giraffe,” Sophia Loren once said. “I even walk like a giraffe—with a long neck and legs. It’s a pretty dumb animal, mind you.” Dumb but dignified, J. M. Ledgard would doubtless respond. If his first novel doesn’t quite put the world’s tallest mammals on a pedestal, it still leaves you thinking rather more Read More
“I’m a giraffe,” Sophia Loren once said. “I even walk like a giraffe—with a long neck and legs. It’s a pretty dumb animal, mind you.” Dumb but dignified, J. M. Ledgard would doubtless respond. If his first novel doesn’t quite put the world’s tallest mammals on a pedestal, it still leaves you thinking rather Read More
I’m mad for moguls. Even though his hair looks like a ferret that has been deluged with Japanese hair relaxant, I think Donald Trump is surely the most charismatic dude on television. Not one of those goofy apprentices is worthy of his patronage. They are less than the dust on his chariot wheels.
And Donald Read More
Whoever said that in the era of gilded info-glut, news magazines are no longer needed? Who else can be relied upon to perform the conspicuous collection of celebrities? What occasion other than Time’ s 75th anniversary cavalcade of self-celebration on March 3 could have seated Mikhail Gorbachev beside Sophia Loren, Joe DiMaggio beside Henry Kissinger, Read More