Things Behind the Sun

This doesn’t look like an Allison Anders movie. Anders, the writer-director of Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Crazy Town (as well as the clumsy, regrettable rock ’n’ roll valentine Grace Of My Heart), has always told tough  ...

Six Feet Under

Unlike The Sopranos, to which Six Feet Under tends to be unfavorably compared, HBO’s new series about the lives and loves—and deaths—of a southern California family of undertakers treats its audience to a cross-section of contemporary American types and  ...

The Mists of Avalon

Lovers of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s feminist reimagining of the Arthurian legend, first published in 1982, have no doubt been awaiting this TNT Original with eager anticipation. How could it miss? Acted by an award-winning cast headed by Anjelica Huston,  ...

Gormenghast

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy is a rich, weighty series of novels – one that is as widely loved  ...

All the King’s Men

On August 12, 1915 the Sandringham Company - a group of volunteers from King George V's royal estate - advanced into withering enemy fire during the disastrous Gallipoli campaign and were never seen again. Eyewitnesses spoke of a strange  ...

Dirty Pictures

Playing With the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe (1995), Arthur Coleman Danto In 1989, the Corcoran Gallery, a prestigious museum in the nation's capital, capitulated to the bigotry of the then ascendant religious right  ...

Le Corsaire – American Ballet Theatre

Buckle on your swash me hearties, the pirate ship is heaving into view. Those on board include dashing brigands, skulking villains, scantily clad harem beauties, a lecherous pasha and various maidens in distress. If you want to dress  ...

Nuremberg

It's a pity the new TNT miniseries "Nuremberg", adapted from Joseph Persico's nonfiction novel, doesn't sustain the queasy ambiguity of its first few minutes. Just surrendered Hermann Goering (Brian Cox) is greeted warmly by his American captors and joins  ...

Running Mates

Suggested reading: Money Matters: Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform in House Elections (1999), Robert K. Goidel The Money Chase: Congressional Campaign Finance Reform (1990), David B. Magleby The night before the Democratic Party  ...

Bojangles

Is it possible that anybody hasn't heard the lyric: I knew a man Bojangles/And he danced for you/In worn out shoes... ? It's a terrific song (Mr. Bojangles) that has been recorded by everyone from Bob Dylan to  ...