Monday: Mad Men
The comedy stylings of Jimmy Barrett. The sexy manipulation of Bobbie Barrett. Freddy Rumson’s retirement party. Joan’s shocking rape. Roger’s new wife. Betty’s marital infidelity. Peggy’s flirtation with Father Gill. Don’s sojourn to Los Angeles. If you have a spare 13 hours lying around today, we can’t think of a Read More
Monday: The Bachelorette
All the rose petals, candles, sky-diving, cringing hands-over-face-embarrassment and general buffoonery has led us to tonight, when our Bachelorette finally picks her man on the big finale. And yes, we are sort of un-ironically excited! Who will Jillian, former hot dog Read More
Overhwlemed by choices? Here are the Observer’s top nine picks at Tribeca. Click on the slideshow to see what not to miss! And check back during the week for dispatches, updates and everything else from the festival.
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Maya Hayuk’s "Sexy Gazebo: Believing Is Believing," an ongoing show through March 15, opens today at Cinders on 103 Havemeyer Street. "Sexy Gazebo" features abstractions and figurative drawings, also highlighted gazebo installation.
6 p.m. Documentarian Ken Burns celebrates Lincoln’s 200th birthday with a discussion of his Civil War series Read More
The Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood’s bastion of independent film, kicked off on Thursday night. And while, thus far, few films have been picked up for distribution—the only major deal was Senator Entertainment’s acquisition of Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, starring Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke—that doesn’t mean it has been a Read More
Miracle at St. Anna
Written by James McBride
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring John Turturro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo
Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna, from a screenplay by James McBride (in English, Italian, Read More
As we gear up to see Miracle at St. Anna, Spike Lee’s 166-minute (166!!) WWII-mystery being released at the end of the month, news comes that Mr. Lee has signed up to direct a sequel to his biggest hit, the excellent faux-70s bank heist Inside Man.
Of course, there’s no immediately apparent reason Read More
Last night the much-discussed Hollywood contingent here in Denver, who have been lending their “visibility” to myriad
events and causes all over town, congregated in the V.I.P. section of the Black Eyed Peas concert. Members of the Creative Coalition’s
hard-working band of entertainers—Alan Cumming, Tim Daly, Anne Hathaway, Spike Lee, Barry Levinson, Read More
DENVER—Spike Lee really liked Wednesday night’s speeches.
“Fired up! Fired up!” said the director walking down the main aisle of the Pepsi Center last night. He wore a white T-shirt with Obama’s face on it and a baseball cap. He gave a high five to Newark Mayor Cory Booker, sitting in the front row Read More
Now that we’re into the second day of the Democratic National Convention, it’s time for a poll of all that "celebrity power" that was supposed to follow Barack Obama to Denver.
While Paris Hilton has not shown up yet (much to the disappointment of John McCain supporters), here are some noteworthy names that attended events Read More