Slipping Into Summer via Beer, Barbecue, and Gardens
Rising actress Mamie Gummer talks to the magazine this week about her breakout role in Lajos Koltai's new film Evening, about which New York's critic David Edelstein had less kind things to say than he did about the character portrayed by both Gummer and her real-life mother Meryl Streep.
Who cares if she just threw a bottle at the drummer from Jet? She'll have a really funny write-up about it on her blog tomorrow. And as her storylike songs suggest, hanging around with her means getting constant running commentary on her day, her obsessions, and her life. Below, our collection of Lilyisms from a summer day well spent.
In this week's special 2007 Summer Guide, Logan Hill talks to young Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky about how the studio told her she'd landed the role.
We can't claim to be one of those savants who has read every article published in every issue of New York since Clay Felker midwifed the thing into existence back in 1968. Even so, we have a hard time believing we could ever find a more favorite sentence in those back issues than this one, from this week's "The Science of Gaydar":
Late last year, Martina Navratilova joined activists to speak out against an experiment that sought to intentionally turn sheep gay (it failed, but another experiment successfully turned ferrets into homosexuals, and the sexual orientations of fruit flies have been switched in laboratories).If you need us, we'll be working on our gay-ferret jokes. The Science of Gaydar [NYM]