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A United Kingdom: It's Good to be King

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

David Oyelowo, so brilliant in a recent theater production of Othello, playing the king against Daniel Craig's Iago, is now a king again in Amma Asant...

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar: Celebrating Lion at The Monkey Bar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sunny Pawar, in case you have not yet seen this movie, is "Lion"'s secret weapon. Pint-sized and precocious, Pawar, now eight, was six when he inhabit...

Gay Talese Promotes New Book He Promised Not To Promote On 'Late Night'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts

Talk about unreliable narrators. On June 30, The Washington Post reported that nonfiction writer and journalist Gay Talese had disavowed his new book,...

Alec Baldwin: "I Crave the Movie Elephant" At HIFF SummerDocs Screening

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As a film, Author: The JT LeRoy Story provides a unique window into this San Francisco based writer, punk rocker, con artist.

Gay Talese Says His New Book Isn't Credible, Then Defends It

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts

Gay Talese didn't mean it, guys. The nonfiction writer and journalist told The Washington Post on Thursday that he is disavowing his new book The Voye...

De Palma: The Director's Director Still Horrifies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow pay tribute to Brian De Palma in the best way possible in the documentary, De Palma, by showing his work. Wit...

Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons Bromance in The Man Who Knew Infinity

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For some, even the talk of math inspires a mind freeze. The actor Dev Patel who plays a real life math genius from Madras claimed to be one of those l...

The Murky Ethics of Gay Talese's 'The Voyeur's Motel'

The Conversation US | Posted 04.15.2017 | Media
The Conversation US

"The Voyeur's Motel" is gripping and salacious. But since its publication, some readers have expressed uneasiness with both the content and the measures taken to report on -- and protect -- the man at the center of the story.

The 'Resume Check': On Gay Talese, Racism and Sexism in the Press Room

Touré | Posted 04.10.2017 | Black Voices

Black people know the condescension of a resume check. We know what it is to have a white person signal their confusion over our status or success. These sorts of microaggressions are ways of pointing out the superiority of the dominant group. Ways of saying we don't belong.

Motel owner spied on guests for years

The New Yorker | Chloe Angyal | Posted 04.04.2016 | Crime

I know a married man and father of two who bought a twenty-one-room motel near Denver many years ago in order to become its resident voyeur. W...

Missing Nora Ephron: Everything is Copy on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.18.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The patron saint of smart New York women, Nora Ephron is sorely missed. We have not seen her like since 2012 when she died at age 71 of pneumonia and ...

'How to Dance in Ohio' on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

My favorite moments are the girls preparing for the dance, particularly selecting their gowns in a local bridal boutique. The fashion moment plays with our standards of beauty and self-image.

Kurt Elling Does Sinatra His Way at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For his Café Carlyle debut performance, vocalist Kurt Elling celebrates Frank Sinatra's centennial with "Elling Swings Sinatra." Backed by a wonderfu...

Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy Premieres at MoMA, Again

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

MoMA's Titus I theater looked like a gathering for New York filmmakers and artists on Monday night: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Jim Jarmusch, Laurie Anderson, Hal Willner, Gay Talese, and others, many of whom had already seen the Apu Trilogy as Satyajit Ray's masterwork is called.

Don't Forget Me

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

It's deeply reassuring when our president shows how he is paying attention. Remembering. And his numbers don't lie. Barack Obama continues to lead us away from the Great Republican Recession.

Matthew Jacobs

'Selma' Director Challenges Claims Of Historical Inaccuracy | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

By the time "Selma" opened on Christmas Day, its rapturous critical reception had the film on course to become a clear Oscar front-runner. But as is ...

Stuff Happens: Errol Morris' Unknown Known

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Donald Rumsfeld, for no apparent reason, agreed to allow Fog of War documentarian Errol Morris to interview him. Was it to assure his legacy? We may n...

I'm a Dandy! No, I'm Not. A New Book Ponders the Cravated Conundrum

Cator Sparks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Cator Sparks

Hitting shops this month is a new book on those gentleman nobody is ever sure what to do with, the Dandy. As someone labeled such, I have heard the confusion. "Say, why are you so dressed up?"

Frank Sinatra Has A Cold

Esquire | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media

FRANK SINATRA, holding a glass of bourbon in one hand and a cigarette in the other, stood in a dark corner of the bar between two attractive but fadin...

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.

PHOTOS: New York Public Library Honors Literary Giants

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Gay Talese was thirsty Monday night, and he let the bartender at the New York Public Library know it. "Keep pouring," the writer, dressed in a well...

WATCH: The Corduroy Appreciation Club

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

The crew of Put This On, "a web series about dressing like a grown-up" swung through New York last fall for the annual meeting of The Corduroy Appreci...

Gay Talese: What I Read

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 08.24.2011 | Media

I read the New York Times as I told you. What I didn't tell you is, it takes me at least two hours to read. Because I read it. I read every section of...

Cronies Gather For One Last Drink At Elaine’s

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York

On the Upper East Side last night, the door of the beloved Elaine's was one of the toughest in the city. It didn't matter if you stood in line for hou...

Which Famous Authors Have (Or Had) The Hottest Spouse? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Artists obviously appreciate aesthetics, and it appears writers do as well. All of the following authors, from Norman Mailer to Salman Rushdie, have (...