Monthly Archives: October 2010

Roth Rules

Ink Makes the Man. Philip Roth Makes Ink. By Victoria Looseleaf Although I’ve been the recipient of fan letters, I had never written one, until, that is, I scribbled one to Philip Roth. This was after I read I Married … Continue reading

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Death in a Strip Mall

Mama Looseleaf and a Cardboard Lee (Liberace). Photo by the author By Victoria Looseleaf The original King of Bling – that ivory-tinkling, Rolls Royce-loving, AIDS-denying entertainer, Liberace – is no longer in posthumous residence in a Las Vegas strip mall. … Continue reading

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Blond Harmonies and a Timeless Troubadour

Christopher Paul Stelling By Mary Lyn Maiscott Caught a couple of promising acts on Saturday, the last day of this year’s CMJ festival, both of them playing at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side—a marvel of a tiny … Continue reading

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High Art, Hot Sex and A Nose Job

By Victoria Looseleaf Not Far From the Madding Crowd. Director Stephen Frears takes in the love at Cannes for his latest film, Tamara Drewe. Stephen Frears is a class act. Though the director of The Grifters, Dangerous Liaisons and The … Continue reading

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Booknotes, Footnotes and Loose’s Notes

Writer, Thinker, Mensch: David Grossman. Photo by Victoria Looseleaf.By Victoria LooseleafOne of Israel’s finest writers, David Grossman, was in the City of Angels the other night to talk about, read from and – sell and sign – his latest work, … Continue reading

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The Lyon Danse Biennale

Dance, Drink, Whatever… Hofesh Shechter Company. Photo by Tom Medwell. Talk about tripping the light fantastic! By Victoria Looseleaf This gastronomic paradise – home to Paul Bocuse and potatoes Lyonnaise – also boasts one of the world’s epic dance festivals. … Continue reading

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Champion of Dogs and Underdogs

Singer-songwriter-pianist-activist Nellie McKay, whose latest CD packs a melodious punch. By Mary Lyn Maiscott In a tease for Nellie McKay’s performance tomorrow at the Greene Space, for WNYC’s “Soundcheck,” someone called her new CD, Home Sweet Mobile Home, “whimsical.” Perhaps, … Continue reading

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