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New Yorker critic Janet Malcolm weighs in on “Gossip Girl” (for reals!)

Written by David Blum on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

In the current issue of The New Yorker, Janet Malcolm describes the Gossip Girl novels as a "Waughish achievement."  Like, seriously. Somehow the 74-year-old New Yorker critic at large, better known for her dessications of Joe McGinniss in The Journalist and the Murderer and of archivist Jeffrey Masson in In The Freud Archives, has chosen [&hellip
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Maysles + Christo = ‘The Gates,’ an HBO Documentary

Written by David Blum on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

“That’s my job,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg says to the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, as they bemoan the possibility that an uncontrollable force (the weather) might undermine their massive Central Park art installation, The Gates. It’s one of many priceless found moments in The Gates, an HBO documentary (debuting tonight, Feb. 26) credited to four directors—among [&hellip
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