Previously, the men in North Korea had been able to choose from 10 different --but still pretty similar -- state-sanctioned hairstyles (women, lucky them, were given 18 to choose from).
Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.
My heart sank when Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Undeniably, Blanchett was masterful in her role; but in hon...
It seems to me that this tendency to excuse libertine excesses by talented people inverts our moral hierarchy, since it basically says that those whom we acclaim as best are excused for acting the worst.
Is that it? At the end of the film Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen leaves his beautiful heroine Jasmine (played by the exquisite Cate Blanchette, currently ...
If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.
It is our unwavering belief that when Hollywood honors an artist's achievement in film, it is also and unequivocally honoring that artist as an individual. And while we are all for celebrating and recognizing good art, we think it is far more important to take a stand against sexual violence.
Dylan Farrow deserves to be in New York Magazine's "brilliant" category for her courage, as well as the comfort and strength her words give to so many. I stand behind Dylan and I call on others to do the same, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter.
The humanly natural process of creating opinions, even premature ones, would be merely entertaining, if we didn't relate to our opinions as the truth. Imagine what kind of a mess we end up in when this happens.
The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn't be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It's a challenge that many of us don't meet. Next time you're hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around. Plump is the new normal.
And so an epic battle began. It pitted big, science fiction and fantasy concepts against niche, humanistic narratives about the lives of ordinary people and historical figures.
I'm not writing to proclaim Mr. Allen's innocence or guilt. But to ask -- since we honor so many of the great and good with scandalous pasts, why not Mr. Allen?
Standing up for Dylan Farrow means standing up against a culture that silences victims of unspeakable abuse. It means standing up against a society that tells men that they can sexually abuse children and go about their daily businesses, to their jobs, to their families, to the Oscars.
The recent brave stands of Nicholas Kristof and Dylan Farrow insist that we face the prevalence of sexual abuse of children, the deviousness of adults...