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Ricky Jay

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Times' Jill Abramson is Coming to Town. Be Sure to Follow Her Speech on Twitter.

    Jill Abramson, executive editor of my favorite daily newspaper, The New York Times, will speak in town a week from tomorrow, 10 days later than originally planned. Her announced topic will be the same thing that delayed her: "The Boston Marathon Tragedy: 'Quality Journalism's Role in the Hyper Speed ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    The Magic Man, Not El Diablo

    Been waiting two years to find an excuse to run a photo of Doug Henning. The famous Douglas Magicland, formerly on North Ervay till its myriad moves around Dallas preceding its disappearing act, received a shout-out in yesterday's New York Times. Came in a story about Dallas-born magic man John Gaug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    At Sundance, Some Films Are Wanted, While Others Are Desired

    Colin Hanks, John Malkovich and Ricky Jay in The Great Buck Howard, which is mostly so-so, to be honest PARK CITY, Utah -- Snow was promised all day, eight to 12 inches by mid-Monday morning, but so far, not even a flurry. The same could be said of the acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival, whe ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2007

    Pause & Rewind

    The best DVDs of '07 made old movies feel new again

  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    Practical Magic

    Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna

  • Film

    March 11, 2004

    Damn it, Mamet

    The master of macho dialogue loses his touch

  • Film

    November 8, 2001

    Botched Job

    David Mamet plots and schemes, then blows his own Heist

  • Film

    January 6, 2000

    Cock of the walk

    Magnolia buries a radiant Tom Cruise beneath three hours of brilliant nothing

  • Film

    April 23, 1998

    Charlie Chardonnay

    Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner offers up a yuppie Joe Six-Pack who's little more than an empty suit

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