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Paul McCartney and Wings went on their Wings Over the World tour from 1975-76, conquering three continents and marking McCartney's first concert appearance since the breakup of The Beatles. The concert film of the same name premiered in 198 ... More >>
We all have our favorite things that, implicitly or otherwise, reveal a little bit of ourselves. Thus it makes sense that Fraulein Maria would love whiskers on kittens and bright copper kettles, and that Oprah would have many, many favorite things. Which brings us to restaurants that you may consid ... More >>
Roger Ebert, the nation's most high-profile movie critic, is dead at age 70, his longtime employer, the Chicago Sun-Times, announced this afternoon.
He died today in his hometown of Chicago following a much-publicized battle with cancer, the paper reported:
Roger Ebert was an American film critic, screenwriter, and journalist, whose columns and reviews appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and were syndicated in more than 200 newspapers across the country.
Ebert made a name for himself in the candid and no-apology approach he had toward film review, earn ... More >>
In a stunning turn of events, the Wall Street Journal reports that Robert M. Parker, Jr., the single most driving force in the wine industry in the last 30 years, wine's most influential critic and populist, is stepping down from editing his influential journal The Wine Advocate.
According to Let ... More >>
While you were clicking hours away on your View-Master as a child, Christopher Crescitelli
was heralding the future.
"I was one of those weird kids, who, in the fifth grade, started making 3D imagery with my crayons and colored markers," he says. "People nicknamed me the 3D kid."
Unfortunately, ... More >>
This week, a performance artist celebrates a jazz singer, a Parisian artist celebrates a German-born architect and an iconic L.A. gallery says goodbye with the same savvy it's always had.
5. Everyone onstage
Abbey Lincoln played a black maid in the 1968 film For Love of Ivy -- not a bit part but th ... More >>
If you only have 140 characters, they should be worth reading, no? Depends on whose Twitter feed you read. Time Magazine has just published a list (of course they did) of the top 140 Twitter feeds around the country. No, sorry, neither Charlie Sheen nor Kim Kardashian made it -- Neil Gaiman is #1, S ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
Kevin Smith's implication that film critics are over-cushioned got swift counterpoint this afternoon: Disney-ABC has announced that it is canceling At the Movies, the long-running film review TV show that was originally hosted by Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. When Siskel died, he was replaced by Rich ... More >>
[Lina Lecaro writers our amazing Nightranger column every week. Check out her explorations of LA nightlife here.]
With The Runaways bringing rock n' roll to movie theaters this week (see a report from the premiere here), we've been thinking about our favorite band n' beat packed films lately. Docum ... More >>
There may be no single person who better embodies the Telluride spirit than Pierre Rissient, a lifelong cinephile who has attended Telluride for nearly all of its 33 years and whose resume is as varied as the mountain climate. One of the storied film buffs who inhabited the hallowed halls of Henri L ... More >>