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First Nighter: 'Doctor Zhivago' Caught at Musical Malpractice

David Finkle | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Before the lights go down at the Doctor Zhivago start, the tall, dark Broadway Theatre curtains are parted maybe six or eight feet. Filling the space between them is a compilation of grey chairs piled chaotically high.

Thank You, Albert Maysles

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Sandi Bachom

There will be volumes, written about Albert's contribution to the paradigm shift, which took place in American cinema, when he freed the camera from its tripod. When he and his brother David, courageously, told the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.

Gimme Some Truth: Remembering Albert Maysles

Alex Simon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In November of 1987, I gave birth in the plains of Nepal. Soon after, members of the Brahman (high caste) family I'd married into began literacy classes for women. My teacher husband trained two young woman as facilitators.

Albert Maysles, Grey Gardens Documentarian, Dies At 88: Gothamist

gothamist.com | Jen Carlson in Arts & Entertainment | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts

Emmy Award-winning documentarian Albert Maysles died last night at the age of 88 at his home in Manhattan. Maysles is probably best known for Grey Gar...

See The Restored 'Grey Gardens' Before Anything Else In Theaters

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment

We've encountered that time of the year when Oscar fare has been replaced by the tripe that floods multiplexes every February and March. If you're for...

You Could Rent East Hampton's Iconic Grey Gardens Estate This Summer

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.29.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

The Hamptons has its fair share of famous residences, but few homes on the South Fork of Long Island are quite as storied as Grey Gardens.

Meatless Monday: Columbus Discovers The Living Planet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Today is Columbus Day, when we mark the date when Christopher Columbus came to America. He did not "discover" it, he got it wrong -- he thought he was...

Henri, Le Chat Noir Talks Edith Piaf, Grey Gardens and Hollywood

Susan Michals | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy
Susan Michals

There are those who embrace fame, and others who are simply repelled by it. Henri, Le Chat Noir, seems to have perfectly straddled both.

Portman Could Star In Saucy Adaptation Of 'Dare Me'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

Natalie Portman could be headed for a sassy lead role in the freshly announced adaptation of Megan Abbott's popular 2012 novel "Dare Me." Deadline...

Drag Queen Culture Divide: Breaking Down What Happened On This Week's Snatch Game

Michael Broder | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Broder

Jinkx Monsoon's brilliant impersonation of Little Edie revealed a fascinating cultural divide among the Drag Race contestants. Few of the queens knew who Little Edie was, and this difference paralleled differences in race, ethnicity, class and some broader, more elusive quality of gay identity.

WATCH: John Polly Recaps 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 5, Ep. 5

John Polly | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
John Polly

This week it was time for the annual rite of draggage that is the celeb-impersonation fest known as "Snatch Game." You have to be funny, transcend expectations and crack Ru's ass up! How'd it go? Extra Lap Recap breaks it down.

LOOK: This Legendary Estate Can Be Yours This Summer

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 02.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's time to make your 'Grey Gardens' dream come true.

2012 Oscars: Are Docs Technically Getting the Shaft?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

What grander achievement can there be in cinematography than taking something we know and have possibly even seen on film before -- like a historic cave or a simple piece of choreography -- and transforming it into something more real than ever before?

The 90-Year-Old Fashion Star

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.25.2011 | Style

We've admired the quirky personal style of self-described "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel for a long time. Now the New York Times has some exciting...

Forgotten Women: Notorious and Notable

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gerit Quealy

The exhibit spotlights women whose 15 minutes of fame weren't quite met -- maybe they got 14, maybe only six or seven -- but whose stories are bright threads in the fabric of women's history.

Free Flick Fridays: Grey Gardens

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Put on your best costume for the day and watch the classic Maysles brothers documentary on Jackie O's relatives, Big Edie and Little Edie Beale. Grey...

Little Edie's Enduring Legacy

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tanja M. Laden

Most people know Edith Bouvier Beale from the Maysles brothers' captivating 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. Now, Bouvier Beale Jr. brings us even more from Little Edie by publishing her diary.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Drew Barrymore's Movies: Which Roles Ruled And Which Did Not? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, 'Whip It,' opens this weekend, so why not take a look back at her career? Drew has grown up in front of the camera...

Inspiration in Squalor: How I "Rebuilt" Grey Gardens

Michael Sucsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Sucsy

Like so many others before and after me, I couldn't turn away from this fascinating mother-daughter duo. The documentary had ended but the spell wasn't broken. I wanted more.

Meeting the Maysles: Grey Gardens Comes to Harlem

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Bred to be lovely and pleasant, to take for granted an ample supply of cash, the women of Grey Gardens were essentially abandoned to languish in a mansion infested with raccoons and cats.

Emmy Drama Begins With Drew And Jessica

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

THE Emmy Award nominations won't even be announced until July 16, but drama is already heating up between HBO executives and the cast of "Grey Gardens...

Grey Gardens: What We Can Learn From The Edies

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

HBO's film remake of 1975 documentary Grey Gardens finally airs amidst great fanfare tonight. Both the film and the documentary feature the lives of ...

Drew Barrymore's Huge, Teased Hair: Love It Or Lose It? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Looks like "Grey Gardens" has gone to Drew Barrymore's head. The star of the HBO film, about the eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy, turned up at...

Grey Gardens Gets A Makeover

nytimes.com | JULIE SCELFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The two Edies have become famous for the way they lived at Grey Gardens -- the squalor of their home was especially striking given that Big Edie was a...