An Ideal Husband

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

An Ideal Husband directed by Oliver Parker   Culture’s End Riding a bus to the Hamptons, a friend recently watched An Ideal Husband, on video. So did I—but in a theater. An oddly appropriate experience, since Oliver Parker conducts this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s love roundelay just as a tv director would: mostly closeups and perfunctory medium shots for [&hellip
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Amy Goes to Spike’s Premiere Party

Written by Amy Sohn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

“Guess what I got in the mail today?” said Paul. We were sitting behind third base watching the eighth inning of a Mets-Marlins game. “What?” I said. “An invite to the Summer of Sam premiere.” “Do you get a plus-one?” I said eagerly. “Of course.” “Can I be that one?” “No,” he said. “I’m telling you about the party because I want to take [&hellip
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Sanchez Sulks, Sister Sings

Written by Dirty Sanchez on . Posted in Posts

Traumatized Sanchez was forced to sit in a darkened theater, watching a movie he’d already seen, while the Lumpy Lass screwed a long-lost school pal in town from Utah. So quick-minded Sanchez has no recourse but to coin a new name for the Lass—the Mormon-Nailer! Contented Sanchez was perfectly happy whiling away Sunday afternoon with Matt Pinnfield‘s weird 1995-revival party-slash-viewer-phone-in battle-of-the-bands [&hellip
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Grimmer Fairy Tales

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

In an era when parents who discipline their kids can be treated like felons, and everybody, “in the wake of Littleton,” is maundering about the effects of violent entertainments on young minds, you wouldn’t think Heinrich Hoffmann’s DerStruwwelpeter would have much of a following. In fact, unless I’m mistaken,it seems to be enjoying a kind of cult revival. First [&hellip
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Tripping with Wilhelm Reich

Written by Alan Cabal on . Posted in Books, Posts

American Odyssey by Wilhelm Reich edited by Mary Boyd Higgins Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 453 pages, $27   Orgone Player In the course of my long sojourn on the fringes of our society, way out where the buses don’t run too often, I’ve occasionally come across adherents of the orgone theory of Wilhelm Reich. Not often, because they are [&hellip
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Defending Kissinger; Announcing TopDrawer.com’s IPO!

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

LEMAÎTRE Defending Henry John Aspinall, England’s greatest gambler and wild animal breeder, gave a small dinner last week in honor of Henry Kissinger, the ex-Secretary of State having arrived in London to promote his third volume of memoirs. As we were only 12—Sir Denis Thatcher, Conrad Black, Lady Annabel Goldsmith…you get the picture—I had the opportunity to ask Henry the [&hellip
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The Clintons & Blueblood Rednecks

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

A Clinton-loathing friend of mine from New England is going gaga over George W. Bush, even though—or perhaps because—she doesn’t know the first thing about him. “Let’s get rid of the hicks!” she says. “Bring back the ruling class!” One doesn’t know quite how to break it to her, but as population and power move southward and westward, the hicks [&hellip
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Why Doesn’t Gore Resign?

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Gore Needs to Raise the Bar Here’s a novel idea: Why doesn’t Veep Al Gore resign, cut a deal with Bill Bradley and spend from now until November of 2000 campaigning for the presidency with the former New Jersey senator as his runningmate, unbound from the chains of Clinton Corruption? It’s not so far-fetched, although I doubt Gore has the [&hellip
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Spike Lee Talks Summer of Sam & Punk Rock with Furious George

Written by George Tabb on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

“First he tells me to fuck off, then he calls me a pussy,” Adrien Brody says to Spike Lee, as we stand outside a location on Rivington St. where we’re shooting a scene for Spike’s new film, Summer of Sam. “It’s okay,” says Spike, calmly, “I’ll handle this.” “My character, Ritchie, is abused throughout the whole film, you know,” continues Adrien, [&hellip
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South Park

Written by Matt Zoller Seitz on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

South Park directed by Trey Parker If John Waters circa 1979 made a Walt Disney movie, the result would look a lot like South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut. That’s no idle comparison: One of the most striking things about this freakish, fire-breathing big-screen version of the Comedy Central cartoon series is what a large number of Disney elements it [&hellip
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