James Toback
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

The Audacity of Certain Black Ballers
16 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM

The distance we’ve come from Jackie Robinson hawking Chock Full o’Nuts coffee in the ‘50s, and black A-list jocks hawking virtually anything under the sun today, is astounding.


Mark Wahlberg's Performance Comes Up Snake Eyes in the Remake of 'The Gambler'
4 Jun 2015 // 2:00 AM

Mark Wahlberg's performance in this thrice-removed Dostoyevsky adaptation is all surface moves, dance steps without the music.

24 Apr 2009 // 2:05 AM

Tyson is about the processes that make Mike Tyson.


'Tyson' Tells Different Side of Fighter's Story
2 May 2009 // 7:58 AM

He remains an enigma, a brutal man with the gentle voice that literally took his sport to the heights of popularity, and then brought it

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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