For Allison Silverman, childhood was no laughing matter. "Probably the funniest thing about me as a kid was how seriously I took everything," Silverman says. "I was never a class clown."
When Rupert Murdoch, patriarch of the slap-happy New York Post and the rightist rants of Fox News, offered $5.6 billion last year for the parent company of the august Wall Street Journal, news…
If the Internet has taught us anything, it is that -- like dinosaurs -- we must adapt or die. That axiom has found full expression in the ranks of Hollywood's publicists, whose efforts to manage the…
In the well-lived crevices of Peter O'Toole's face, shot in glaring close-up for the film "Venus," cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos found all the resonance of the craggy dissipation of old age…
Hannibal Lecter is not your everyday movie subject. For "Hannibal Rising," cinematographer Ben Davis had to convey the requisite sense of foreboding and horror without lapsing into a parody of the…
Social networking Web site MySpace.com has become so ingrained in the fabric of today's wired generation that it wouldn't be an understatement to refer to its coveted networking demo -- roughly 16-34…
As Microsoft gears up to take on Apple Computer's wildly successful iPod and its iTunes Music Store -- 1 billion songs sold and climbing -- company chairman Bill Gates may succeed where so many…
There is a scene in "The Incredibles" in which the diminutive Edna Mode, wise beyond her size, ponders the crisis that has befallen Bob Parr, the movie's hero, who has gone off the deep end.
Practically everything ever written about the venerable George Cukor has focused on his facility with style. Little wonder, then, that in this compilation of 21 interviews, Cukor is urged to…
For a very few lucky people, Academy Awards night means going home with Oscar. For a few others, it means regret drowned in champagne. And for a whole lot of other people, it means cold, hard cash.