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Jim Jarmusch's Paterson: Poetry for the New Year

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.03.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The quiet charm of Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, his latest movie, about a poet evoking the time and place of predecessor wordsmiths William Carlos William...

Missing Nora Ephron: Everything is Copy on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.17.2016 | 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 ...

In Conversation with Tenor Paul Appleby - A Smart Debut at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.10.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera presents designer Jun Kaneko's extraordinary production of Mozart's The Magic Flute now through November 20. Tenor Paul Appleby ma...

Ornette Coleman and the Beat Generation Literati

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow, jazzman Ornette Coleman died this week at age 85.

Tangerine Skies

See.Place | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel
See.Place

Though the aforementioned dialogue is from Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, its ominous tone is indicative of the trepidation many Westerns still feel when embarking upon journeys to Muslim countries.

An Enigma Wrapped in Inhumanity: The Imitation Games' Algebra of Need

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The story of a brilliant man, Alan Turing, brought to suicide after being disgraced for being gay, the movie The Imitation Game reflects the sexual po...

Ascending to Hell: No Exit at the Pearl Theatre/ Satchmo at the Waldorf at the Westside Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Looks like hell is a step up, as the characters in Jean-Paul Sartre's mid century allegory step off the elevator into a swank upscale loft in the Pear...

Terrence McNally's Valentine to The Pearl Theater Company

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Onstage backstage, at the Pearl Theater's production of "And Away We Go," six actors celebrate theater history. Set in the detritus of years of costum...

Hamptons Journal: Laurie Anderson Talks Dirt and Other Riffs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On a field of lights, on a stage bare except for a podium, a big chair, and a neon rectangle that could have been a James Turrell design, Laurie Ander...

Flashing Back With Sara Driver on the Bowery

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.23.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

My favorite Sara Driver story involves her 1981 film of Paul Bowles's short story, You Are Not I. This weekend You Are Not I screens in a retrospective at Anthology Film Archives.

Many Famous Authors Started With 'Novel 101'

Dave Astor | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Creating a novel is tough. Until you get the hang of it, it can be hard to do the Proustian thing.

Paul Bowles Revisited: You Are Not I at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Uptown at the Walter Reade Theater on Thursday night, the vibe was decidedly downtown. The occasion: the New York Film Festival screening of director Sara Driver's film of a Paul Bowles short story, You Are Not I.

Remembering Paul Bowles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In our age of instant fame, it is useful to think about an artist who was famous for not being in the limelight. In Bowles' time, the cult of personality was taking hold.

The Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
G. Roger Denson

Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.

Sex and the City II: The Morocco Connection

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The actors of Sex and the City may have enjoyed a premiere party in Moroccan style splendor at Lincoln Center's Damroch Park, but I was in the real Morocco, in Tangier.

Sick of Sarah Palin's Book? Let's Talk About Writing And The Writers' Writer

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These last two weeks seem to be all about books by non-writers and we felt it was time to change the conversation. We asked writers--colleagues and fr...