Monthly Archives: August 2011

On Literary Narcissism

By Victoria Looseleaf “Hail to the Keef!” declared Little, Brown and Co. publisher Michael Pietsch, on learning that Keith Richards’ autobiography is among the bestselling rock memoirs of all time. And a good thing, too, as Little B. shelled out … Continue reading

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She Said, ‘No, No, No…’

By Victoria Looseleaf Amy Winehouse finally said ‘no.’ To life, in any case, and to drugs, on July 23, 2011. Or at least that’s what the latest autopsy report would have us believe: The erstwhile dope-addled Amy, she of the … Continue reading

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Chaos & Clafoutis = Carnage

By Victoria Looseleaf The Leaf wishes she could be in Venice in the coming weeks for the world premiere of Roman Polanski’s latest flick, Carnage, an adaptation from Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage. The French-born Reza is … Continue reading

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One Day: One Dud

By Victoria Looseleaf Mawkish, maudlin, mushy. Oh, sorry. Those words all mean the same thing. But they do aptly describe the latest film by director Lone Scherfig (An Education). One Day feels more like one huge snooze-fest, despite the presence … Continue reading

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Ana Gasteyer: A Broad for All Seasons

By Victoria Looseleaf She’s not just for comedy anymore. That’s right, this Goddess of hilarity from Saturday Night Live can carry a tune. But those who watched D.C.-born Gasteyer for six seasons  do her fabulous characters on the show – … Continue reading

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Debbie Allen: Fierce, Fabulous and So Fine

By Victoria Looseleaf They call her ‘Ms. Allen.’ And with good cause. She’s a force of nature and has been respected and beloved in the entertainment world for decades. The Leaf recently had the honor of writing a cover story … Continue reading

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