And why this food-obsessed writer eventually came back, learning to love Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins for what it is.
His thoughts on The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, Killer Joe, and more.
Onstage, it's more severe than ever.
Stage Dive: A Gogol Twenty Years in the Making, and a Tennessee Williams Revival That Needed Another Couple of Weeks
In this Russian drama, Geoffrey Rush channels Daffy Duck.
He'd already expressed his doubts to us about either of those plays ever being effectively staged.
There was once a time when the Magnetic Fields could be mistaken for a rock band at their live shows. That was a while ago.
It's got something for everybody!
That's quite a photo on the front page of the Times.
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, / To the last syllable of recorded time; / And all our yesterdays have lighted fools / The way to dusty death," said Lou Reed.
The night's highlight came after everyone (but Newsom!) exited the stage.
Plus the Breeders, John Brolin, and John Turturro in a garbage can.
Los Angeles burns, and seriously no good deals are getting made. So enjoy these news briefs about Jason Statham, Fiona Shaw, and Korn.
Plus exclusive streaming audio!
New York's former theater critic and his problem with Iam McKellen's junk.
The Season of the Wang continues, onstage at BAM.
Plus industry news on Y: The Last Man, Hot Ghetto Mess, and BAM's Bridge Project.