Cultural Caviar

American Boarding Schools: No Boot Camp For Boys

As the herds of wildebeest migrate in October and November, when the short rains come, fro...

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&#...