‘Iron Man’ Impressive in Opening Weekend By BROOKS BARNES Published: May 5, 2008 “Iron Man” sold an estimated $100.8 million in tickets at North American theaters and almost certainly established a new movie franchise for Marvel Entertainment. Heavy Suit, Light Touches By A. O. SCOTT Published: May 2, 2008 Iron Man Is There a Real […]
For Madonna Fans, the Wait Is Worth It By BEN SISARIO Published: May 1, 2008 The pop star celebrated the launch of her new album Wednesday night with an intimate show for 2,200 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.
Is This the World’s Cheapest Dress? By ERIC WILSON Published: May 1, 2008 How Steve & Barry’s became a $1 billion company selling celebrity style for $8.98.
Learning on the Job About Birthing Babies By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: April 25, 2008 Baby Mama
The Return (and Reform?) of Harmony Korine By DENNIS LIM Published: April 27, 2008 After largely receding from public view, Harmony Korine has finally made another film, “Mr. Lonely.”
Mining Post-9/11 America for Laughs By DENNIS LIM Published: April 20, 2008 The stoner-film “Harold and Kumar” franchise tries to dispel stereotypes at a time when race is linked to terrorism.
Six Novels of Clues to the Soul of Mother Russia By TIMOTHY L. O’BRIEN Published: August 5, 2007 A reading of Martin Cruz Smith’s Renko novels set in Russia offers an incisive encapsulation of Soviet and post-Soviet travails over the last few decades. Dig Up the Garrote and the Moscow Rule Book: Guess Who’s Back […]
Only Rock ’N’ Roll, but They’re Still at It By STEPHEN HOLDEN Published: April 4, 2008 Shine a Light
The Judge, the Director and the Vagaries of Justice By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: March 31, 2008 Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Science Fiction Writer, Dies By GERALD JONAS Published: March 19, 2008 Mr. Clarke was a writer whose seamless blend of scientific expertise and poetic imagination helped usher in the space age.