News and Features
It's a cliché to say that an artist draws his power from his
contradictions, but the lives of the great composers provide easy grist
for the mill.
While filming in Western Australia in May 1999, the critic Robert Hughes
survived--barely--a head-on collision with another car.
The lights go down in the courtroom, a 16-millimeter projector shoots
out its beam, and into the trial blazes evidence of an unprecedented
nature: not a report of criminal events but the crime
Few Westerners have ever heard of Perm. A former czarist administrative
center, rustbelt Soviet city and gateway to the gulag, Perm was long
off-limits to foreigners.
Without baring flesh, exchanging fluids or even shedding blood, Will
& Grace has become the craftiest, if not the most radical, show
in the history of network television--though not
On April 30, Willie Nelson turned 70, celebrating with the release of
his latest greatest-hits collection.
Ghosts are notorious for getting stuck in time. Having lost track of the
ongoing world, they will revisit certain hours as obsessively as they
haunt a fatal spot.
Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, which opened this year's New York
Film Festival on a somber but resonant note, is perhaps the finest
western ever to be set in South Boston.
Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain attracted considerable
attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version
of literary critic Anatole Broyard's life.
Eben Moglen has been
representing parties sued by the recording industry and is working on a
book about the death of intellectual property.