Ben Kaplan

  1. Top Five Picks From the East Village Film FestivalNeighborhood watch: picks from the East Village Film Festival.
  2. Halloween MoviesDrunken bridge-and-tunnel kids at the Halloween Parade aren’t the only scary thing in town this weekend. Here, five cinematic frights, from clas […]
  3. Paris on His MindAfter Philadelphia and Beloved, Jonathan Demme lightens up a little.
  4. Teacher’s PetWriter-director Karen Moncrieff’s impressive debut, Blue Car, is our pick for the sleeper hit of the fall. The unflinching portrait of a latchke […]
  5. Action PaintingWith Frida, Salma Hayek delivers the ultimate art film.
  6. Wells, Fed“I’m happy to sign autographs, but not when there’s food on the table,” Yankees hurler David Wells warns before offering us his favorite places […]
  7. Midnight MoviesTime warp, indeed: The Rocky Horror Picture Show still play-scares audiences every weekend at the Village East. But it’s not the only la […]
  8. Fields of DreamsYou and your office softball team don’t want to fight the crowds in Central Park. But at these less well-known fields, games are cheap ($5 to $1 […]
  9. Where’s Woody?The Sex and the City revolution has made plenty of men nervous. But when a trusted friend is nowhere to be found at the moment of truth, […]
  10. Alfresco ScreeningsSee the stars under the stars: These free open-air festivals take summer moviegoing where it belongs – outside.
  11. Screen GemsThe better the movie, the more painful it is to see it in a shoebox. Here are five of the largest, plushest houses in town – for brighter explo […]
  12. Brother, Can You Spare a Cosmo?Don’t downsize your dating. These cheap dates – 15 under $60 – could lead to recession romance.
  13. Cause CelebCan Bananarama’s former manager become the Sun King of Manhattan restaurateurs?
  14. Party PoliticsHow do you spike a melon, soothe with music, and impress an investor? The city’s top social darlings solve your most difficult entertaining dil […]