Lauren Bacall: The Death of A Great New Yorker Ironically Signals The True End of Hollywood’s Golden Era

Right on the heels of Robin Williams’ suicide, Lauren Bacall’s death from a stoke on August 12th is, indeed, very representative of the ever-waning Hollywood that the film industry once enjoyed. Emerging onto the scene in 1944, Bacall delivered one of the greatest innuendos of all time in Howard Hawks’ …

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: The “Girls” of the Literary World

There’s something about describing Brooklyn in any way–it doesn’t seem to matter how generic or thoughtless–that gets people, to quote Shane Black, “wetter than Drew Barrymore at a grunge club.” No matter how superficial, artificial or parodying the portrayal of this particular borough is, people are all over whatever piece …