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Straight talk(1)

Neurotic humor is Richard Lewis's style, as the series Anything But Love and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his many late-night-TV appearances, film roles, and cable specials, and his book, The Other Great Depression, all attest.  
Richard Lewis gets serious
By RICHARD ANTONE  |  February 18, 2011

Girls talk

There's only one thing more dangerous than being an ambitious, attractive twentysomething female stumbling through the publishing industry, attempting to secure quantifiable career success and, also, a fantastic boyfriend: the impulse to write about it.
Sloane Crosley and Emily Gould tell all
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 18, 2010

Must Flee TV?

If Jersey Shore and Last Comic Standing had a threesome with Curb Your Enthusiasm in the men’s room of Great Scott, the bastard issue might look a little something like Quiet Desperation .
With his new ‘reality sitcom,’ the artist formerly known as Robbie Roadsteamer tries to stop the Allston hipster brain drain
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010

Nothing beats nothing

Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 05, 2010

Interview: Richard Lewis

"My dream [today] was bad. It was like a Jewish, Fellini-esque dragons-with-skulls-and-ex-girlfriends."
Richard Lewis can't stop himself
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2009

Review: Whatever Works

It happens to everyone: getting old means getting more annoying. Those endearing little quirks degenerate into insufferable pathologies, the funny stories become less funny with repetition, and in general the same old self-depreciating ironies and obses
Look on Works and despair
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 26, 2009


Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

Told right

One thing is certain in publishing: your chances of survival in the industry are much better if you have a good sense of humor.
Sloane Crosley gets her cake
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 07, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Voices in his head

Even Jon Stewart can do Dubya. But John Roarke also does a good Al Gore, a very good Bill Clinton, and an uncanny Woody Allen.
John Roarke's multiple personalities
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007

The ’06 Guild Follies: Queen Elizabeth rules

Yes, it’s time to read about the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies, the biggest Vo Dilun cocktail party of the year, which, naturally, is held in Massachusetts.
In singing star turn, Pina wins rare standing O
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 28, 2007


Not so minor

Larry David, former head writer for Seinfeld , opened a portal for cable: being not the handsomest guy, being so old he was even around before MTV, yet slipping out from behind the camera and starring in his own TV show.
The IFC’s Jackie Woodman
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 30, 2006

El Presidente

If there’s an extra hop in our step this week, it’s because we’re talking about Dan Hedaya, our top-tier, number-one, ultimate favorite character actor of all.
The career of Dan Hedaya
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 20, 2006


“I coulda been a legend like Big and ’Pac,” Fatlip raps, “but I caught a bad case of writer’s block.”
The Loneliest Punk | Delicious Vinyl
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  April 04, 2006

Where is the love?

Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 06, 2006


If you are one of the more than 3.5 million readers (and climbing) who forked over $22.95 for James Frey’s autobiographical account of his addiction to booze and cocaine, and his subsequent recovery from the depths of spiritual squalor, you were robbed
The Smoking Gun shoots author James Frey, and bags Oprah and Doubleday in the process
By THE PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  January 20, 2006

Quotes + numbers, January 6, 2006

423 drivers in Massachusetts could have the "ignition interlock device" — an in-car breathalyzer — installed in their vehicles as a penalty for repeat drunk driving.
By  |  January 17, 2006