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Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...

Molly Ringwald: Flirting at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm an actress," exclaims Molly Ringwald on opening night of her Café Carlyle cabaret act, as if we could forget. Playful, she suggested we forego f...

Lou Doillon? At 30, With Her First CD, She Won a French Grammy. Now Her CD Is Here. Lucky Us.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Places deserves every superlative you can think of. And not only because it's an astonishing debut. It's music that comes from a deep place. A place that, if you've had a romance or three, you know very well

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Zee Avi and Hindi Zahra Perform and Chat in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Zee Avi is a celebrated singer/songwriter from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her retro cool indie-rock folkiness. Moroccan-born songstress Hindi Zahra has been called a modern day Billie Holiday thanks to her unique blues, jazz-infused gypsy sound.

DVD reviews: Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer, Watchmen: Director's Cut

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

O'Day was never a household name in the way Ella Fitzgerald or even Billie Holliday were. Except to jazz fans: she was a stylist and innovator who could transform a song.