Spike Lee’s Inside Man, from a screenplay by Russell Gewirtz, has been so exhaustively excoriated by my esteemed colleague, Rex Reed, in this paper two weeks ago that I hesitated at first to bring up the subject at all at this late date. For one thing, Mr. Reed gave away every last plot twist Read More
Nightline veteran and former WCBS anchor Dave Marash has signed on to be the Washington-based news anchor for Al Jazeera International, the network announced this afternoon. The Observer first reported Dec. 5 that Mr. Marash was in talks with the brand-new Doha-based English-language satellite news channel, whose global launch is scheduled for the spring.
“This Read More
After Ted Koppel’s last show this Thanksgiving, ABC’s Nightline will begin broadcasting live from Times Square—at least if new executive producer James Goldston has his way.
Two weeks ago, in a meeting with Burbank-based network officials, Mr. Goldston laid out a bold and costly vision for the acclaimed, 25-year-old, single-anchor, single-topic program.
And that vision, Read More
The Observer learned last night that the next executive producer of ABC News’ Nightline will be James Goldston, the British television journalist best known for having edited Martin Bashir’s famously discomfiting Michael Jackson documentary, according to sources directly familiar with Goldston’s contract negotiations. Goldston, currently a senior producer of primetime specials and investigative reports for Read More
Babies have bad taste in music.
On the weekends, certain Manhattan women go around in funny shoes that look like a mixture of hiking boot, slipper and something a French schoolboy would wear.
When I jog, I go too slow to make a breeze.
That New York Times multipart series on “class in Read More
Scarcely any topic animates chattering conservatives quite like a vigorous discussion of “character” and the related deficiencies of decadent liberalism. What we saw prominently displayed last week, however, were certain of the least attractive aspects of the modern conservative character-as exposed by the decision of Sinclair Broadcast Group executives to censor the reading of the Read More
Two news events that broke on the same day in mid-November summarized what we as Americans and New Yorkers feel about discrimination.
On Nov. 18, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in favor of two lesbians who wish to be married. On the same day, an executive with the New York Mets was fired for ridiculing Read More
“This may make me sound like a dickhead,” said Jimmy Kimmel, “but I am not surprised at all. In fact, I was disappointed that it took this long.”
It was Monday, May 13, and Mr. Kimmel, 34, was talking from his office in Los Angeles, where in a few hours he would hop a plane Read More
Wednesday, March 28
A month from now, if you start to notice more bespectacled, scruffy-cheeked guys in sweatpants and Mr. Bubble T-shirts hanging out in your local record shop, flipping through rare Radiohead imports, you will know it’s happened:
New York’s comedy writers are on strike.
The bomb is set to drop on Read More
My Bonnie lies over the ocean . Well, it’s finally spring, and what better way to celebrate than with the incongruously titled “Winter Dance” at the American Museum of Natural History, sponsored by Glamour magazine, the shiny mall rat of Condé Nast? “I mean, like, hel-lo ‘Winter Dance,’ eight days into spring? Doesn’t Read More