If you've never spent much time in New York, there's a decent chance that the image of it in your head comes from one of the more than 40 movies directed by Sidney Lumet. The sweat and the noise, the ambition and the corruption, the blue-collar beat cops and the sea of yellow taxis driven by mouthy, outer-borough cabbies - these were the vibrant daubs of paint that made up Lumet's palette. And it's fair to say that no other filmmaker employed those colors as vividly as Lumet did on the big screen during the latter half of the 20th century, from his 1957 debut, "12 Angry Men," through such modern classics as "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Prince of the City." He completed his final feature, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," in 2007 and died at age 86 in 2011. Even Martin Scorsese, no stranger to the very same mean streets that Lumet walked and worked, called him the quintessential New York director. … [Read more...] about Book World: The dramatic life of Hollywood legend Sidney Lumet
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“That is how we as a nation begin to heal, through laughing together,” he said. “For even though our country seems irrevocably severed like a man from his head, let my example prove that we should continue to move forward. Let us see ourselves in one another, for only empathy can conquer hate. I am every man. I am every woman. It’s all in me. Anything you want done, baby, I do it naturally.” … [Read more...] about SNL: Dave Chappelle’s Black White Supremacist Clayton Bigsby Loves Donald Trump
The Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1998. A show about a slacker from Decatur, Georgia, just won Best Television Series at the Golden Globes, and three guys from Lawrenceville just hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. I left Atlanta in 2012 after living there for 10 years, and having lived in Georgia my entire life. It feels good every time The A gets a win—and right now, The A is winning. But as has been the case ever since the 1995 Atlanta Braves, the 1996 Olympics, The Dirty Bird, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and every major moment in the last 25 years, I hope that Atlanta doesn’t lose itself in the successes. Because Atlanta—the Atlanta of Hosea Williams and Edgewood and The Blue Flame and Apache Café and Kilo Ali and LaFace Records and Ghetto Mafia—that Atlanta is an awesome place. I hope it never forgets that. … [Read more...] about How Atlanta Became the New Cultural Capital of America
The other day at Starbucks, I watched strangers swipe at sniffy noses with their fists, the punch-drunk fighters of midwinter. They were probably wondering if they were catching something or whether it was just the cumulative effects of that awful furnace air, which smells like feet. … [Read more...] about Chris Erskine: Can I say I took a polar plunge if the water is 58 degrees?
JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS HOST: No, they didn't. But I recall, and Juan didn't believe that I was old enough to remember in the 90s when the Republicans impeached Clinton. They just did it on a Saturday. They had some runner run it over to the secretary of the Senate on a Saturday. It wasn't carried lives. No one slow-mowed the walking, and they didn't -- also treated the way Nancy treated it. She said she's and somber. And she's wisecracking, smiling, and handing out souvenirs. She is so see-through. Abuse of power, it's not like the president spied on an opposing presidential campaign. Obstruction, it's not like he bleached 30,000 emails under subpoena. I mean, what do you have? Nancy said she cares so much about national security, when in her career has she been tough on the Russians, the Chinese, the terrorists? She wants the border to be like a sieve. This is about protecting the Constitution, really, Nancy? The First Amendment, the Second Amendment, Due process, speedy trial? Which … [Read more...] about President Tump blasts impeachment as Senate trial kicks off