Politicians and Showgirls

Viva Le Donne di Berlusconi, Viva Italia!

Viva Le Donne di Berlusconi, Viva Italia!

In April, I noted that television ratings indicate that sports audiences skew Republican a...

Sex

AskMen.com’s Top Babes: Ravishing or Roadkill?

AskMen.com’s Top Babes: Ravishing or Roadkill?

Every year, AskMen.com comes out with a list of the “top 99 most desirable women.&#...

Cultural Caviar

Panda Bear’s Newest Album on Vinyl, Matisse’s Radical Invention at MoMA

Panda Bear’s Newest Album on Vinyl, Matisse’s Radical Invention at MoMA

Plus, Australian crime thriller Animal Kingdom, The Bolshoi Ballet, Talking to Girls About...

Gossiphopper

Mel Fights Back, George Clooney Goes to Court, and Betty Draper Goes On a Date

Mel Fights Back, George Clooney Goes to Court, and Betty Draper Goes On a Date

Almost all the celebrity news this week centered around Mel Gibson and his explosive taped...

Hollywood

The Kids Are… Totally Overrated

The Kids Are… Totally Overrated

The limited-release comedy The Kids Are All Right has driven critics into paroxysms of pra...

High Society

The Banier-Bettencourt Brouhaha

The Banier-Bettencourt Brouhaha

Until recently, I had never heard of Liliane Bettencourt, the sole heiress to the L"€™Or...

Lit Crit

Chomsky’s Inner Conservative

Chomsky’s Inner Conservative

Noam Chomsky's new book, Hopes and Prospects, leads me to a conclusion that will startle h...

Cultural Caviar

Gilbert & George go to The Netherlands, Mad Men Returns

Gilbert & George go to The Netherlands, Mad Men Returns

Plus, Olivia Munn makes you laugh (until you cry), Pitchfork launches a new music blog, an...

Gossiphopper

Lilo Acts Out in Court and Conan Gets Revenge

Lilo Acts Out in Court and Conan Gets Revenge

It was finally judgment day for Lindsay Lohan, and the former Mean Girl is going to jail. ...

High Society

Long Live Queen Elizabeth

Long Live Queen Elizabeth

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is visiting us here in Manhattan this week. As I write this...

Film and Society

Twilight Hit for the Same Reasons Knight and Day Flopped

Twilight Hit for the Same Reasons Knight and Day Flopped

Believe it or not, it's worth comparing a current box office smash—The Twilight Saga...

Fashion

Male Vanity Hits The Midwest

Male Vanity Hits The Midwest

There have been many signs of the apocalypse as of late. We have a war in the birthplace o...

Cultural Caviar

Jean Cocteau’s House Opens, The Bulls Go Running in Pamplona

Jean Cocteau’s House Opens, The Bulls Go Running in Pamplona

Plus, Helen Mirren gets her sex on and Louis C.K. stages a comeback La Maison Jean Cocte...

Cultural Caviar

Prince Charles Saves Chelsea Barracks

Prince Charles Saves Chelsea Barracks

Something happened to British architects after the Second World War. Rugged Howard Roarke-...