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Philippe Petit

The Walk -- Phenomenal and a Bit Terrifying

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.07.2015 | Teen

This film is based on the true story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit who recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Movie Review... The Walk... A Triumph

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Perseverance causes a dream to come true for Phillippe Petit in The Walk. The world celebrated "wire walker," Philippe Petit traversed the immense void between the Word Trade Center towers in 1974.

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

The Walk Opens the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For the New York Film Festival in its 53rd year, the choice of this love letter to the city could not be more perfect.

"Too Wet to Play"

Francis Levy | Posted 07.31.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

There are bungee jumpers and skydivers, solitary cliff climbers (they look like ants when you when you see them scaling rock faces from the distance) elite mountaineers, free divers (who don't use tanks), long distance swimmers (who have to worry about sharks), triathaletes and stock car racers.

Is There One Right Way to Achieve Creativity? (Spoiler Alert: No)

Michael Levin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Michael Jordan's high school coach told him that there is "no I in team," to which the budding superstar replied, "Yes, but there is in win." These two contradictory approaches to creative success are on display in two new books.

Hamptons Journal: Look Who's Under the Tent on Authors' Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.11.2013 | Books
Regina Weinreich

By the time we got there, the tent at Gardiner's Farm was chockablock with browsers and book buyers, especially at one table where Gwyneth Paltrow sig...

The Daredevil's Doctrine

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

To do what they do, they must vanquish fear, build tremendous reserves of patience and remain undaunted by failure. But what else could these people have done with their unassailable talents?

TED Books: "What Books Should Be In A Digital Age"

Posted 07.09.2012 | Books

TED Books wants to do for reading what the world-famous series of TEDTalks did for web video: provide viral inspiration. In a conversation with Huf...

'Man On Wire' To Perform Grand Central Stunt?

Posted 04.02.2012 | New York

Famous French aerialist Philippe Petit could reprise a Grand Central Station stunt in honor of the landmark's centennial celebration next February. ...

Philippe Petit Will Not Tightrope-Walk The Freedom Tower (VIDEO)

| Ross Kenneth Urken | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist most famous for tight-rope walking between the Twin Towers in 1974 (the subject of the movie "Man on Wire"), ...

Movie Review: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Arnon

Fascinating and comedic, Exit Through the Gift Shop features remarkable behind-the-scenes footage of the most notable street artists of this generation, including Banksy and Shepard Fairey.

Man on Wire, Wired

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

In a public event at L.A.'s Hammer Museum last week, tightrope walker Philipe Petit quipped, "I never take risks. I take a long walk on a high path in the sky. That poetry is not extreme -- it's exquisite, enigmatic."

Philippe Petit, Man On Wire: "I'm Afraid of Animals With Too Many Legs or No Legs at All"

Sabine Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sabine Heller

I had the chance to talk to Petit about his 45 minutes between the twin towers and the steps leading up to his daring feat.

Top Ten Greatest Films of 2009

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stanton Peele

It's that time of year again, the time when film critics and aficionados remind you of those great films - most of which you missed. Here are the top 10 movies of 2009.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Misha (That's Baryshnikov) Mixes It Up

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-09-04-misha.jpg The U.S. leg of Misha Baryshnikov's sold out European tour alights at the multi-purpose, multi-praised Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Hugh Mistake: Oscars and All That Schmaltz

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Oscar telecast was a bloated and overdone spectacle that left us bewildered, unenthusiastic and exhausted. The show wasn't a complete train wreck, but it came pretty close.

Man on Wire: A Film to Experience

Asher Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Asher Goldstein

Man on Wire tells the story of Mr.Petit, a French street performer who in 1974 walked across a metal wire that was illegally mounted between the now fallen Twin Towers in lower Manhattan.