Rebecca Marx

  1. The Dictator’s M.D.: James McAvoyAt the Toronto Film Festival, the 27-year-old Scottish actor was touted as the next Ewan McGregor, thanks to starring roles in three movies, inc […]
  2. ThickLife’s no box of chocolates for the slow-witted lead in this sharp family drama.
  3. The Day the World Went QueerToday, legalized gay marrriage. Tomorrow, the world! (Or at least the Elks Lodge.)
  4. New York Screen: Director Nicole KassellFor a breakout director whose debut film is a sympathetic portrayal of a pedophile, Nicole Kassell is almost resolutely uncontroversial—nearly g […]
  5. Crowning GloryPeter Dinklage psychoanalyzes Shakespeare’s Richard III.
  6. Conversation: Topher Grace and Dylan KiddTopher Grace and Dylan Kidd lose their innocence.
  7. Biopic BoomFrom a sexologist to Ray Charles, it’s big-screen-profile season.
  8. Michael KaplittHe’s using genetic medicine to help Parkinson’s patients.
  9. Listening StationOutKast? “Innocuous.” Justin Timberlake? “Sort of outstanding.” Outsider musicians Stephin Merritt and Sufjan Stevens su […]
  10. What You Can Buy for…$500,000$250K | $500K | $750K | $1 Million | $2 Million | $4 Million | $8 Million
  11. Achieve ClosureIf, as Gay Talese suggested, New York is a city of things unnoticed, then Tender Buttons is its chest full of hidden treasure.
  12. Hello, Bello!Post-ER, Maria Bello has finally found her breakout role—with a little help from William H. Macy.
  13. Holy Foley!After a bruising public split from his wife, actor Scott Foley heads for the (relative) calm of The Violet Hour, where no one can “edi […]
  14. Latest ArrivalMichelle Williams has played a mean teen on Dawson’s, gone naked Off Broadway, and is now dating a dwarf in The Station Agent.
  15. Will the Garbage Men Take It?My fiance and I are moving in together, and she’s gently but firmly told me that my old La-Z-Boy has got to go. Charities say it’s too far gone, […]
  16. Cornice RestorationA building inspector tells me that the cornice of my brownstone is about to break off and clobber someone. Who can replace architectural details?
  17. City ToursTours that remind you how much you still don’t know about New York.
  18. Top Five Out-of-the-Ordinary Winter SoupsThe usual suspects (tom kha gai at Vong, matzo-ball at the 2nd Avenue Deli) are certainly wonderful. But soup season runs a long time—why […]
  19. Top 5 Places to Listen to Music Before You BuyIt’s happened a thousand times: You hear a song, you buy the album, and the other eleven tracks are duds. At these accommodating CD shop […]
  20. LatkesOf course, you can find them at Zabar’s and the 2nd Avenue Deli. But miraculous-tasting versions of Hanukkah’s traditional potato pancakes appea […]