Occupy Wall Street
At the Highline
Last night, Talib Kweli stopped by Zuccotti Park for a rhyme. “Here with the 99 percent,” Mr. Kweli tweeted. At the protest, he used the human mic to amplify a short speech. “They want to know what the end game is?”
“THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE END GAME IS,” echoed the crowd.
“This is the end game.”
“THIS IS THE END GAME.”
The protest at Occupy Wall Street is drawing random acts of celebrity from Richard Simmons to Susan Sarandon to Lupe Fiasco and Immortal Technique. Yesterday, actress Justine Bateman and musician Ted Leo were there. On Wednesday’s march, Mike Meyers attempted to blend into the crowd. On Tuesday, the reclusive Jeff Magnum from Neutral Milk Hotel appeared.
Roller skating is no laughing matter. Or so, at least, said Rick Casalino as he danced towards The Observer yesterday morning.
“It’s so important, and also increasingly difficult, to expose people to roller skating these days,” said Mr. Casalino, who has skated two or three times a week since 1988. “There are so few good Read More
Back in 2004, Playboy asked Susan Sarandon to pose for the magazine—at the tender age of 58. She turned down the nudie mag, but that does not mean she isn’t a penthouse pet. It was only two weeks ago that Ms. Sarandon won ownership of her long-time New York loft from ex-lover Tim Robbins, yet she has already found another home.
1991 was a good year for Susan Sarandon. Thelma and Louise came out, landing her on the cover of Time magazine with Gina Davis, and she and long-time partner Tim Robbins, who had finished shooting Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, had just purchased a Chelsea loft at 147 West 15th Street, near Seventh Avenue. As the couple Read More
Beautiful women bombarded The Observer this past week at the premiere for Jack Goes Boating (Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s directorial debut) and a screening of Desert Flower (which tells the story of Somalian model Waris Dirie), despite less-than-optimal weather at both screenings. Makeup guru Bobbi Brown came to Desert Flower prepared with tips for dressing in Read More
Judah Friedlander is known for sporting some pretty obtuse catchphrases on his trucker hats, but at SPiN’s “Ping Pong with the Models” charity event for Haiti, the slogan was actually appropriate: “WORLD CHAMPION.”
“I play here all the time,” Judah told us as he manned the net at the newly opened ping pong parlor, scooping Read More
As the Observer previously reported, the owners of SPiN New York, the Ping-Pong social club on East 23rd Street, have been shopping a reality show (narrated by club member Susan Sarandon) to networks for the past couple of months about their club. According to Grub Street, BBC America has agreed to Read More
St. Vincent’s vanished in pieces—the ambulance service went first, and the maternity ward, oddly enough, was among the last, departing with a rousing 6-pound, 15-ounce yowl. “The Wall of Hope and Remembrance,” as it’s come to be called, disappeared years earlier, but the pasted words remain, slightly cryptic in all their weighty grandiosity, Read More
LEAVES OF GRASS
RUNNING TIME 105 minutes
WRITTEN AND directed by Tim Blake Nelson
STARRING Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Blake Nelson
2 Eyeballs out of 4
Don’t be misled by the title Leaves of Grass. Do not expect literacy, either. This stoner comedy has nothing whatsoever to Read More
RUNNING TIME 98 minutes
WRITTEN AND directed by Shana Feste
STARRING Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Michael Shannon
3 Eyeballs out of 4
Grief comes cloaked in as many forms as the tragedies that cause it. Almost all of them are on view in The Greatest, a somber, sensitively Read More