"In society the homosexual's life must be discreetly concealed. As
material for drama, that life must be even more intensely concealed.
War correspondents frequently suffer from what might be diagnosed as
Ernie Pyle Syndrome.
Lew Wasserman, who died last summer at 89, was not only the most
powerful and influential man in Hollywood over the past half-century but
also the most enigmatic.
Romeo Dallaire has the name of a silent-movie star and a face to match:
clear eyes, ample mustache, chin of cleft granite.
In 1900 Maurice Denis painted a large canvas titled Hommage à
Cézanne, which shows the esteemed master next to one of his
paintings and surrounded by a crowd of admiring yo
Near the end of Parallels and Paradoxes, a recent collection of
dialogues on music and society between the conductor and pianist Daniel
Barenboim, music director of the Chicago Symphony
In the film from which there is no escape and no going back, The
Matrix, the writer-director team of Andy and Larry Wachowski
presented a grim choice between truth and illusion.
Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the
From the mid to the late 1920s, the German painter Christian Schad
produced a group of paintings like little else in modern art.
This week, all true movie lovers will rush to see a violent and
fantastic special-effects thriller, in which a character endowed with
uncanny powers rips through the veil of illusion that is no