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Burroughs: The Movie Returns to The New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, thought lost, is making its comeback through the efforts of Howard Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner.

Robert Wilson's Lady Gaga Portraits at The Watermill Center's Annual Summer Benefit/ "Andy Warhol: Global Phenomenon" at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The theme may have been "One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Night of Sheherazade" at this year's Watermill Center Benefit, but as we well kn...

Ralph Steadman in For No Good Reason

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Is there a vicar in the room, asked the British artist Ralph Steadman at the premiere of Charlie and Lucy Paul's documentary about him, For No Good Re...

William S. Burroughs' Centennial Year in American Cities, and One Serendipitous Photo at the Morgan Library

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When William S. Burroughs died in August 1997 at age 82, he was the last of the seminal beat writers to go. Jack Kerouac died in 1969, and Allen Ginsb...

AKA Doc Pomus: Documenting the "Save the Last Dance" Songwriter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The songwriter of rock & roll classics like "This Magic Moment," "Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas,"--yes, Elvis Presley's hit-- and "Save the Last ...

SNL's Hal Willner Produces Music for A Great Night in Harlem at the Apollo

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's always Howdy Doody time in music producer Hal Willner's workspace at the Film Center building in Manhattan. Best known for producing music for Sa...

Deconstructing Dad: An Anxiety of Influence

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Perusing a photo of his father in a boat on his honeymoon, smile wide and happy, in his documentary Deconstructing Dad, noted film editor and director Stan Warnow says ruefully, I never saw him this way.

Bono Rocks the Apollo

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bono was simply one of many headliners in "A Great Night in Harlem," orchestrated by SNL's Hal Willner.

Just In Case It Matters: Dr. Thompson Goes to the Derby

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.02.2012 | Media
Dan Lybarger

In a development that ended up defying the odds, the 7,000-word essay "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" and its author, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, wound up inventing an entirely new type of journalism.

Lou Reed Plays For The Freedom Riders

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

Last fall, music producer Hal Willner gathered a group of heavy-hitting musicians to raise money for the Clinton Foundation, with a set list honoring ...

From "The Book of Josie" and Beyond: Chatting with Tim Robbins Plus His New EPK

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Tuesday, July 19th, marks Tim Robbins' debut on Savoy's 429 Records with his brand new solo album.

Marianne Faithfull: Going Into the Light With Horses and High Heels

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I've grown a pretty thick skin over the years when it comes to celebrities. However it's just not that often that I find myself sitting across someone who, frankly, was a bonafide teen idol in my particular pantheon. We're talking photos stuck onto bedroom walls here.

For The Benefit Of Tuli Kupferberg

Michael Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

For those who trot out the tired cliché of hippies morphing into stockbrokers, check out the Fugs. No sell-out here.