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Film, "Not Fade Away": David Chase's Rock 'n' Roll Heart

"Not Fade Away": David Chase's Rock 'n' Roll Heart

Rock 'n' roll proves the coming-of-age crucible in Not Fade Away, Sopranos creator David Chase's semi-autobiographical feature debut of shaggy hair, shagadelic beauties, and the joy and sorrow wrought from chasing, and failing to achieve, one's dreams. Chase's tale of…
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Film, Film Feature Don't Stop Believing: David Chase Achieves His Dreams

Don't Stop Believing: David Chase Achieves His Dreams

David Chase looks like he wants to whack somebody. Not just anybody, mind you, but the middle-age guy with the bad dye job a few tables away from us in the Library Bar of the Regency Hotel. "Hiya!" bellows the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Be Free

Be Free

Icarus wants to fly. Onstage, a man springs repeatedly from a standing position to a spread-eagled one, 4 feet in the air. In a sense, he's flying, but everyone knows Icarus needs to fly higher, a lot higher. In this…
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Film, Incredible, Edible

Incredible, Edible

"Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great." So goes the personal mantra of the late celebrity chef Auguste Gusteau, whose disembodied spirit materializes — Jiminy Cricket-style — to guide the rodent hero of Brad Bird's Ratatouille toward…
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Culture, Stuff TV or Not TV?

TV or Not TV?

Talk long enough with any television exec over 55, and sooner or later he'll get around to mentioning the La Brea Tar Pits, that enormous shimmering stinkhole in Los Angeles where the liquefied remains of some 660 species of organisms…
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