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Entries by Regina Weinreich from 05/2011

House of Blue Leaves on Broadway: No Kindness From Stranger

| Posted 05.04.2011 | Arts

Bananas may be bananas in the revival of John Guare's play The House of Blue Leaves directed by David Cromer at the Walter Kerr Theater, but in the sc...

L'Amour Fou: The Fashion of Yves St. Laurent and Alexander McQueen

| Posted 05.06.2011 | Style

From the perspective of Pierre Berge, St. Laurent's lifelong companion, the film is perhaps an expression of the businessman's own mad devotion to the bespectacled designer who defined fashion in the mid century.

Tony Kushner's Religion and Politics: An Intelligent Guide

| Posted 05.14.2011 | Arts

So packed is this tragicomedy of ideas that I am not yet over its delirious seriousness: What can you expect when everyone on stage talks at once, rapid fire, idea obsessed, passionate?

Trust Buck

| Posted 05.18.2011 | Entertainment

Buck, the movie, has been circulating the festivals, touted as a crowd pleaser for its depiction of Buck and his unusual way with horses. But what gets you when Buck shakes your hand is the intensity of his gaze.

Bruce Ricker/Jazz Foundation of America -- Keeping the Spirit Alive

| Posted 05.22.2011 | Entertainment

Jazz lost one of its own last week, with the death of Bruce Ricker. Not a player per se, Ricker, a lawyer with a passion for jazz assembled Jay McShan...

Drama at the Drama Desk Awards and Designing Women

| Posted 05.24.2011 | Entertainment

The Hammerstein Ballroom was packed for the Drama Desk Awards on Monday night. Broadway, off Broadway and off off Broadway casts and crews rubbed more than elbows, just getting to the stage at the announcements of their names.

Robert Kennedy, Jr. Gets a Bird of Prey: The Last Mountain Premiere

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment

He always shows up, said director Bill Haney, explaining why he bestowed a bald eagle crafted out of recycled moose antler by Iroquois Indian Stan Hil...

Bobby Fischer: Against the World, and Against Me

| Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment

Last Tuesday, Bryant Park was a chess fest. Young and old, seasoned and novice players sat head in hands contemplating plastic pieces on the checkered mats. You could hear a pawn drop.