Articles tagged helmut newton, photography, fashion, 1980s, nudity, controversial, candice bergen, tina brown, catherine deneuve, faye dunaway, robert evans, karl lagerfeld, helmut newton, june newton, charlotte ramp

9 Jan 2009 // 2:16 AM

Bride Wars

Bride Wars is part cautionary tale, part fairy tale, and part Jerry Springer episode, as Liv and Emma's so-called dreams are wholly conventional and their antics are increasingly outrageous.

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20 shows in 20 Days: More Than Just a Live Music Experiment

A music fan puts his love for live music to the test.

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Capturing the Abstract in the Concrete

What do the worlds contained within comics, within and between panels, tell us about the worlds in which we live out our lives?

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Dying on the Mind: ‘A Christmas Tale’ and ‘House of the Sleeping Beauties’

In the moody House of the Sleeping Beauties, an aging widower fights despair with a succession of naked beauties, while in the sprawling A Christmas Tale, a family bickers around their mother’s terminal illness.

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27 Oct 2008 // 9:59 PM

Lagerfeld Confidential

A brilliant if prickly documentary subject who balances the yin of marketing pragmatism with the yang of fashion fantasy.

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19 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Boston Legal: Season Four

The wacky cases, the liberal bloviating, the plot contrivances would all make this unbearable…but for one of the finest male-to-male friendships ever presented on television.

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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster

A fashion reporter peels back the veneer of today's luxury brands and uncovers the unseemly impulses that have opened exclusivity up to the masses, mostly for the worse.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

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12 Sep 2008 // 2:57 AM

The Women

Despite its title, The Women is not an update of George Cukor's diva smackdown of the same name.

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7 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Persepolis

This story reaches across barriers in language and experience to viewers who have never suffered exile.

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Vogue Covers by Robin Derrick, Robin Muir

As a nouveau/deco nymph-phantom we see the female as the marked other, some fantastic, ethereal creature but still set apart from her very worldly male counterparts.

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30 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Bonnie and Clyde

This film carries a bedrock rebelliousness and shocking ugliness that firmly resonates today.

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15 Apr 2008 // 9:59 PM

Who Is Henry Jaglom?

A biography more interested with the whiff of scandal (or even creating it) than documenting the process, survival and impact of an artist dedicated to pursing his vision of the world.

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National Gallery exhibit focuses on early photographic technique

“92nd Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle” (1846) WASHINGTON - How much would you pay for a photographic print of a special foreign destination? Ten dollars, maybe $20?

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21 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Jake

Chinatown remains a stalwart of '70s cinema. The uninspired follow-up 16 years later reminds one that, sometimes, a masterpiece needs to simply be left alone.

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Daughter of the revolution tells her animated tale in ‘Persepolis’

Writer, artist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi grew up in Iran, living through the Shah’s regime, the revolution that overthrew him, and the establishment of

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11 Jan 2008 // 6:01 AM

A hoops lineup is scoring big

For a certain segment of young men, basketball culture goes way beyond the court. It’s hip-hop. It’s playing late-night video games while eating

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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3 Jan 2008 // 2:13 AM

Persepolis

Personal and political history is delivered with a sharp mix of comedy and tragedy (Marjane lies in bed, the "camera" hovering overhead as she declares herself a communist after learning her grandfather was jailed for same).

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22 Oct 2007 // 1:52 AM

New York is awash in photojournalism—but is it art?

NEW YORK—The panoramic photograph of a bootless soldier, sprawled almost gracefully in death in Afghanistan, might have made readers pause for a moment if

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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