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  • Monster Mash: London Philharmonic suspends musicians over Israel flap

     
    Disciplinary measures: The London Philharmonic Orchestra has suspended four musicians for using its name when they signed a letter calling for the cancellation of a concert by an Israeli orchestra. (The Guardian) Supporting roles: The cast of the upcoming...
  • Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young

    Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young
    Fall Higher Dean Young Copper Canyon Press: 105 pp., $22 "All the new thinking is about loss," Robert Hass begins his 1979 poem "Meditation at Lagunitas." Structuralism had put poets in a bind by arguing that words are meaningless symbols assigned...
  • Lincoln Center Theater Latest NYC Landmark To Have Bedbugs

    Lincoln Center Theater Latest NYC Landmark To Have Bedbugs
    Lincoln Center has some unwelcome patrons: bedbugs. New York City's pre-eminent performing arts center made the discovery in a dressing room of its David H. Koch Theater. It's the home of the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera. The theater...
  • Ryan Gosling saves pink-wigged British woman from gnarly taxi accident

    Ryan Gosling saves pink-wigged British woman from gnarly taxi accident
    Who needs People's Sexiest Man Alive title when you're a real-life superhero like Ryan Gosling? On Tuesday (April 3), the actor reportedly saved a woman from stepping off the pavement in front of a speeding taxi at a busy New York intersection. The woman...
  • Magic Johnson-Led Group to Buy Dodgers for $2 Billion

    Magic Johnson-Led Group to Buy Dodgers for $2 Billion
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson emerged Tuesday night as the new owners of the Dodgers, ending months of uncertainty for the storied but troubled baseball franchise. Johnson, who guided the Lakers to five NBA...
  • Rex Reed Talks Turkey (and About Turkeys) at Quick Center

    Rex Reed Talks Turkey (and About Turkeys) at Quick Center
      Outspoken movie critic and columnist Rex Reed at will speak 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of "Open Visions Forum" lecture series at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. His lecture is entitled "Hollywood Notebook:...
  • An iconoclast with a sense of humor

    An iconoclast with a sense of humor
    Everyone has a favorite David Sedaris piece. Mine, I don't mind saying, is the essay "Me Talk Pretty One Day," in the collection of the same name. Just like everyone else who claims to love Sedaris (we were unable to procure a single disgruntled reader...
  • Commentary: Don't despair — fiction lives

    Commentary: Don't despair — fiction lives
    Put down that dragon tattoo girl. Stop catching up with Bree Tanner. You don't need any help from Kathryn Stockett. Forget about the latest from Scott Turow or David Mitchell or Charlaine Harris or Paul Auster or Rick Riordan or Stephen King. Novels are...
  • Hillary Clinton's campaign responds to article in Vanity Fair

    When reporters began to ask last weekend about a bruising profile of Bill Clinton that appears in the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine, the former president's aides struck back with this scathing rebuttal. To: Interested Parties From: Office of...
  • Boys, girls and 9/11

    It is time to consider a post-9/11 stupidity amnesty. Anybody who recalls the tidal wave of inane public speech that battered the country in the months after the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, during what one writer...
  • Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross tops real estate ???Power 100???

     
    Last year, Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross came in at No. 2 on The New York Observer???s "Power 100" ranking of "The Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate" behind only President Barack Obama. This year he???s got top......
  • 'Sex and the City 2' reviews: How many ways can you say 'This movie stinks'?

     
    The reviews are still flooding in for "Sex and the City 2" and guess what? They're as bad as ever. The film's Rotten Tomatoes fresh rating is now residing at 12, which is higher than 0, which is where it......