Janet Maslin

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    The Paris Wife Gets a Reading at Left Bank Books Tonight

    ​Hadley Richardson, of course, was not the only woman who grew up in St. Louis who ended up marrying Ernest Hemingway. There was also Pauline Pfeiffer, who wasn't born here but moved here at six and went to high school here. And there was Martha Gellhorn, a talented journalist and wonderful writer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Movie Review Fail: The New York Times on Ghostbusters​Any writer who's ever had the sweet, sweet assignment of reviewing a movie will tell you that the job ain't as easy as it would seem. It requires a pretty substantial background in film history, technique, and style as well as uncanny ability to gauge what the mainstr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    New Book Recounts Tale of Notorious 1953 Missouri Kidnapping

    St. Martin's PressJohn Heidenry is probably one of the few people who remember the Bobby Greenlease case, though in 1953 it was considered the most audacious kidnapping in American crime history since the Lindbergh baby in 1932.Heidenry, whose resume includes St. Louis magazine and Penthouse Forum a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Reviews of New Michael Pollan Book Michael Pollan's new book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, should be available in bookstores now. I haven't picked up a copy yet -- and I'm a little backed up in my food reading, besides -- but here are two reviews: Janet Maslin of the New York Times offers a rave ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2002

    Fake Mustache

    Groucho Marx returns from the grave in Frank Ferrante's one-man show

  • Film

    September 19, 2001

    Amused to Death

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • Culture

    August 2, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight