- September 11, 2006
- Grass Roots
Günter Grass’s revelation of his membership in the Waffen SS shows him as a flawed man. But the truths of his novels are as pure as ever.
- March 22, 2004
- Howard's Bush Bash
Radicalized by the FCC’s obscenity crusade, Howard Stern, formerly New York’s raunchiest Republican, is becoming a Democrat.
- December 22, 2003
- Comedy of Manners
When Neil Simon dissed Mary Tyler Moore, he wasn’t just being nasty. The onetime king of Broadway seemed hell-bent on revenge—against failure.
- December 1, 2003
- Memento Mori
Eight elegant proposals for a memorial at the World Trade Center honor the living as much as the victims of 9/11.
- May 26, 2003
- Get Real
The eight Tony nominees for Best New Play and Musical prove nothing if not this: Broadway is more escapist than ever. It’s been a long time since Angels in America.
- March 31, 2003
- Broadway for Dummies
Producers and players had a showdown over the use of digital music and the number of musicians your $100 ticket entitles you to hear. Was anyone thinking about the customers?
- January 22, 2001
- Postscript: Dana Does Detention
While Dana Giacchetto pens poetry and pumps iron in jail -- awaiting sentencing this week -- his fiancée is storing his Prada suits and dreaming of their wedding.
- December 16, 2002
- I Want My DTV!
The city's in the midst of a technology-driven TV revolution, thanks to the irresistible pleasures of digital cable, video-on-demand, and TiVo. Only problem: You may never see your friends again.
- November 19, 2001
- The Museum Macher
Ronald Lauder is leading a campaign to revive Jewish life in Eastern Europe, so why are we shocked to find out he's been collecting German and Austrian Art since his bar mitzvah?
- June 4, 2001
- You've Got Mel
The Producers has become the season's singular sensation, as the Tony Awards surely will make clear, and a vote for A Class Act will hardly matter, but . . .