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Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro in Sicario

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By the time I got home from the Sicario premiere at MoMA this week, the film's star Emily Blunt was trading puke takes with Stephen Colbert on his Late Night Show

Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014 on HBO, and Now

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a nation knowing the consequences, and keeping those guns around anyway. With guns readily available, everyone's fate is as random as Russian roulette. For the chilling toll, watch Requiem for the Dead on HBO, airing on June 22.

Lauryn Hill at the Apollo: Celebrating Nina Simone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After the screening, Lauryn Hill fronted a big band singing songs from Nina Simone's songlist, starting with "Ne Me Quitte Pas." She played "Ain't Got No, I Got Life" as a rap tune. Jazmine Sullivan sang "Baltimore." These performers, along with Mary J. Blige, Usher and others are part of a Nina Simone tribute album.

Mike Myers Makes Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Who is Shep Gordon? Aside from his career in rock & roll, as Alice Cooper's manager among many other high profile clients, Shep Gordon invented the co...

Afternoon of a Faun: A Life of Dancer Tanaquil LeClercq

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Tanaquil LeClercq was a lithe, angular beauty, a dancer who graced ballet until polio struck, paralyzing her and ending her career at age 27. Nursing ...

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

The Master: Paul Thomas Anderson's Naturalist Fable and Francine

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You can't take your eyes off The Master, neither Paul Thomas Anderson's new film nor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of Lancaster Dodd. Francine is tough material, but this tightly conceived near silent film is well worth seeing.

Valery Simpson Joins Sam Moore at City Winery

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.21.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A great showman, Sam Moore brought his creamy sound to a packed City Winery this week for a generous set.

Elaine Kaufman Memorial: The Salon and Its Resaurateur Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...