- April 11, 2005 | Feature
- Wit: Christopher Guest
I find it really appalling when people talk about comedy. The minute you start pontificating, it’s like, “Please don’t be alive anymore.”
- March 14, 2005 | Television
- Good-bye, ‘NYPD Blue’!
The last cop show with characters.
- March 14, 2005 | Theater
- Smarty Pants
The star of Thom Pain is the talk of the town. Will success get James Urbaniak just what he deserves?
- March 7, 2005 | Profile
- Lizzie Grubman’s Star Vehicle
Is the original power girl a new woman?
- February 21, 2005 | Television
- Back in a Flash
Jennifer Beals has ﬁnally shed her girl-in-a- torn-sweatshirt image in favor of a decidedly different, grown-up kind of sexuality.
- February 7, 2005 | Television
- Dispatchers: Joe and Harry Gantz
Taxicab Confessions is exactly what it sounds like: backseat confessions, captured by hidden cameras.
- January 24, 2005 | Feature
- The Passion of the Christos
The Gates, in Central Park, 26 years in the making, mile upon mile of billowing fabric, is the largest artwork since the Sphinx. But what does it mean? As Jeanne-Claude might say, what a dumb question.
- January 24, 2005 | Television
- Gal Friday: Traylor Howard
Great shows often rely on the crackle of a sharp, quasi-contentious, and borderline-romantic relationship.
- January 10, 2005 | Television
- Sidekick: Tom Poston
Committed has surprising charm, thanks to offbeat touches and inspired casting, most notably a role for the deadpan Tom Poston as “Clown,” a dying clown who lives in a walk-in closet.
- January 10, 2005 | Feature
- Parental Units: The Perverse Charm of Stunt Casting
Stunt casting—in which a character’s parents turn out to be a pair of famous actors—has recently become a favorite ploy for both sitcoms and the comedy movies that mimic them.