Dorothy Parker

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Van Dyke Parks on His Invisible Career, Surviving the '60s and the Role of the Beta Male

    Van Dyke Parks doesn't give interviews; he speaks in pull-quotes and aphorisms. If Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker had spent their formative years among rock & roll royalty, as Parks did as an arranger, songwriter and singer, they might have viewed that world with the same big-hearted verbosity that P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    RIP Poet and Songwriter Fran Landesman, 1927-2011: "Life is a Bitch"

    image viaFran Landesman in 1996.​Fran Landesman, a poet and songwriter who, along with her husband Jay and brother-in-law Fred, ran the Crystal Palace nightclub in Gaslight Square in the late 1950s, died last Saturday, July 23, in London. She was 83. Her website proclaims her "the poet laurea ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2001

    Jonathan Richman

    Wednesday, March 28; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.

  • Culture

    September 20, 2000

    Ain't We Got Fun

    By Eric LeRoy Wilson (Historyonics Theatre Company)

  • Film

    April 26, 2000

    Joe Gould's Secret

    Directed by Stanley Tucci

  • Film

    August 11, 1999


    Fast-forwarding through recommended new releases and classic re-releases, including And the Ship Sailed On, La Sentinelle, Father, Some Nudity Required, Death by Design and Dash and Lilly

  • Film

    December 16, 1998

    Big Apple Spiel

    The Cruise takes us on a breathless tour of NYC and the whirligig mind of guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch