October 29, 2013
AS A podiatrist, Dr. Maasi J. Smith knows a whole lot about scary - gangrenous cysts, bulging bunions, hammertoes so pronounced that they need surgery, icky fungal conditions and worse. Not much freaks him out. He's cool, calm and unflappable, which I suspect is why he's attracted to the horror genre. Smith recently came out with the revised edition of his self-published suspense novel, Mischiefmakers . It's an eerie tale about a young woman in Newark who's caught between reality and some sinister place.
April 20, 2007
Written by Gerard Soeteman and Paul Verhoeven, directed by Verhoeven. With Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch and Thom Hoffman. In Dutch, German and Hebrew, with subtitles. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. 2 hours, 25 mins. R (violence, sex, nudity, profanity, the Holocaust, adult themes). Playing at the Ritz Five and Ritz Sixteen/NJ. Returning to the Netherlands for his first film since 1983's The Fourth Man , Paul Verhoeven brings much of what he plied in Hollywood to a tale of Nazis, Jews and the Dutch resistance.
August 6, 2004 |
Set in the exploitive world of Jerry Springer-style confessional shows, Little Black Book suggests this unpleasant theme: "Movies That Aren't Worth Your Eight Bucks, Let Alone Talking About!" It is the story of Stacy Holt, a childish woman who, much to her peril - and ours - hides behind the rationalization "she started it. " Did I mention that this grown-up version of Mean Girls, scored to the Carly Simon songbook, is played for comedy? Stacy (Bambi-eyed Brittany Murphy) wants to be the next Diane Sawyer.
April 27, 2001 |
Penn Relay weekend has arrived, bringing athletes and spectators from all across the U.S. of A., so maybe you'll see some new faces (and get new numbers for your little black book) at the following parties: At Aqualounge tonight, it's a rare weekend spin from Hollis P. Monroe. And at the TPDS Club on the same night, it's the kickoff for "Classic Fridays" with Lee Jones, Jason Leroy and Frank T. On Saturday, there is a Pajama Party at Evolution with resident Rob Lee. And Sunday, the "Progression Sessions Tour" brings LTJ Bukem to Envy, where Mass, Randall Jones, Lorne, Anton Chasm and others will also be behind the turntables.
February 7, 2001 |
On Valentine's Day, keep your gifts romantic but redirect your thinking. Perhaps slipping between the covers of a book would be as pleasurable to you and your partner as slipping between the bedcovers. Let's check it out. Take the bite out of dating - or maybe put some in - with "Universal Dating Regulations and Bylaws" (Fireside, $9.95) from the ADA. The ADA - that's the American Dating Association, not American Dental Association - has gathered the wisdom of 300 "-ologists," who offer advice on issues like cohabitation, sex and break-up behavior.
October 13, 1999 |
Legends, they say, die hard. In the case of Wilt Chamberlain, we can only imagine. After all, by his own account,he was the world's greatest lover. Others will praise the glory of his athletic career. They'll quote his NBA statistics: 31,419 points, nearly 24,000 rebounds. They'll remember how he once scored 100 points in a single game. But there is one other number, and it is the one that everyone remembers with awe: 20,000. It is the number of women he once claimed he had made love to since he was a high schooler at Overbrook.
August 1, 1997 |
Marv Albert's name has been tied to the criminal probe of a dead dominatrix, and some experts say the NBC sportscaster is bound to be hurt by the new revelation. The "Marv Albert" phone number listed in Nadia Frey's appointment address book in her apartment last weekend was an outdated number belonging to him, a police source told the Associated Press yesterday. It was not clear whether the outdated number was for Albert's home or office. The source said, however, that Albert was not believed to be linked in any way to Frey's killing.
July 31, 1997 |
The name Marv Albert was found in a black book kept by a dominatrix who was shot to death in her apartment, and police sources told WNBC-TV yesterday that the entry apparently refers to the sportscaster. NBC's leading basketball play-by-play man is charged in Virginia with biting a woman and forcing her to perform oral sex. Albert denies the charges. Spokesman Howard Rubenstein said Albert's attorney, Roy Black, has instructed his client and his representatives not to comment on anything related to the case.
February 27, 1996 |
"You think that your troubles are unprecedented in the world . . . and then you read. " - James Baldwin Want to go beyond the obligatory PBS series, essay contest, film festival or special assembly and do something real for Black History Month? Begin building a black book library. Creating your own personal library ensures that you'll have a wealth of resources about the African-American experience at your fingertips the other 11 months of the year (and you'll never get fined because you left "Manchild in the Promised Land" on your nightstand the day it was due back at your local branch.
April 13, 1995 |
She's a singer . . . and although I've never heard her, I feel she is quite good. I base my opinion on nothing more than her repertoire: "September Song," "Hello, Young Lovers," "You and Me Against the World. " Tasty tunes. She also has a sense of humor on stage, offering up such novelty numbers as the ethnic-laced Streisand hit "Second Hand Rose" and Broadway's cute "I Won't Grow Up!" from "Peter Pan. " I do not know her name - and that is the situation addressed here.