June 21, 2006 |
Readers of Monday's Variety could be forgiven for thinking they had been in the dark about the biggest movie of the year. Huge letters spread across two pages in the Hollywood trade publication declared that the new James Cameron film "Aquaman," starring Vincent Chase, was the "biggest box office splash in history," racking up an astounding $116 million in its opening weekend.
July 15, 2009 |
You have to give soccer star David Beckham this: His contributions to the Los Angeles Galaxy on the pitch may be negligible, but he's always good for a headline in what so often seems like the Rodney Dangerfield of professional American sports. This week, there's been coast-to-coast publicity over Beckham's return to L.A. from Italy, where he's spent five months playing for AC Milan.
August 12, 2000 |
It's unconventional politics--by any means necessary. The list of participants alone is like a speed-dialing duel between bookers for "Hollywood Squares" and "All Things Considered." There's '60s icon Tom Hayden--and Roseanne. Preeminent black intellectual Cornell West--and singer David Crosby. Jesse Jackson--and Baba Ram Dass, counterculture czar of "Be Here Now" fame. There's acerbic literatus Gore Vidal and "Politically Incorrect" satirist Bill Maher.
April 21, 2003 |
Open this book and you're in familiar territory: men, women, marriage, divorce, children, sexual mores, gender roles. We've heard the catch phrases and seen the statistics: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Close to 40% of children these days are not living with the men who fathered them. Scores of books seem to come out every year addressing these topics.