Film and Society

Guggenheim’s Waiting for “Superman” is Shoddy Filmmaking at Best

Davis Guggenheim's much-publicized documentary with the meaningless title of Waiting for "...

Cultural Caviar

David Sedaris”€™ Animal Tales, D.C.’s Gay Art, and Ari Onassis on the West End

Plus, Ben Harper’s new super group, a spellbinding John Lennon biopic, and London’s Fetish Weekend

Race and Supremacy

Diversity Down Under

May I quote myself, please?  Thank you. The remarkable thing about the Diversity cul...

Hollywood

Ben Affleck’s The Town is a Perfectly Executed Heist

The Town, set amidst the fading (but increasingly fashionable) Irish-American underclass o...

Cultural Caviar

Go Away Perez Hilton, and Take Your Purse With You

So you"€™re here and you"€™re queer. Get over it. You"€™ve made your point and shove...

Cultural Caviar

The Prat Collection in Sydney, Matt & Kim’s Sidewalks, and Jenny Slate’s Marcel

Plus, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Ryan in Jack Goes Boating, Jazz at Lincoln Center tr...

International Affairs

The French Problem

Is this a Jewish joke or a Gypsy joke? What do you get when a Jew and a Gypsy go into bus...

Cultural Caviar

The Venice Biennale Gone Evil

Avant-garde is an epidemic.  From modern architecture—an added misfortune, like...

Hollywood

The Great Machete Meta-Joke Fail

After the Euro-ennui of The American last week, Robert Rodriguez's Machete sounded pretty ...

Lit Crit

Stephen Hawking: The Gimp Who Would Be God

As if it were the center of the frickin"€™ universe, celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking...

Cultural Caviar

Lee Friedlander Hits The Whitney, Max’s Kansas City Gets Well-Deserved Tribute

Plus, hot springs in Germany, Paris Autumn Festival, and the latest greatest art scene in ...

Gossiphopper

Halle Berry’s New Man, Jeter’s Girlfriend Throws a Fit, and Prince Harry’s All Alone

New York’s in a tizzy over Fashion Week, and the crowning event, a smorgasbord of so...

Gossiphopper

Sean Penn Doesn”€™t Trust Wyclef, Ms. O’s Trip to Spain, and Jen Flatters Babs

August is in full swing and it’s the Hottest Summer on record, Ever, so anyone who&#...

Lit Crit

Under Siege: On Emma Williams

In October 2000 most of the children invited by Dr. Emma Williams to her son Archie’...