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In Response to Anthony Lane's New Yorker Piece on The Portrait of a Lady

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Anthony Lane has just written about The Portrait of a Lady. Although Lane is his usual charming self, things are different when he gets to Henry James. I hate to admit it even to myself, but I think I think he misses the point of James' novel.

Failing Upward: An Interview With the Indispensable George Gurley

David Coggins | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

His dispatches from the front lines of New York society evolved into reportage of Gurley's own exploits in boîtes he patronized until he stumbled home, or was ejected, with his dignity in disarray.

Full-Bodied Film

Glen Helfand | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Like anyone with an interest in movies, I've seen my consumption evolve from repertory houses, to indie chains, to the current streaming standard. Now I am entertained and edified by amazing libraries of material instantaneously available to cater to whatever whim.

The Pretty Good Hulk and The New Paradigm for Superhero Movies

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

The Incredible Hulk is forging a new paradigm for superhero movies that recalls the Silver Age of comics, where the characters can't be contained by the arbitary limits of a single movie.