Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Mike Lupica Globe Correspondent November 16, 2018 The last time I had dinner with my hero William Goldman was in September, at a restaurant out on Long Island near what had been his summer home for years. He was quite ill by then, in the final stages of the colon cancer that would take his life Friday, but he was still well enough to share a night of wine and food and laughter with me and my wife, Taylor, and Bill’s partner over the last 20 years of his life, Susan Burden.It was raining that night. Mobility for Bill, because of bad knees, had been a challenge for years. So Susan pulled their car up to the front door, and I helped my friend of 40 years into the East Hampton Grill with the assistance of a very accommodating hostess.Bill Goldman was always a bear of a man. Sometimes it was like moving Nebraska through a crowded room. Advertisement When I … [Read more...] about ‘As you wish’: Remembering William Goldman, storyteller, mentor, friend
Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post Published 2:07 am PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows then-President Barack Obama across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to board Marine One. On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, Rice said she’ll decide after the midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020. Rice is weighing whether to try to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, whose decision to support Brett Kavanaugh was key to his confirmation to the Supreme Court. less FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows then-President Barack Obama across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to board Marine One. On Sunday, ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in … [Read more...] about Susan Rice’s son is a Trump-loving Republican. He says a Stanford classmate assaulted him at pro-Kavanaugh event.
On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that its Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit for spring 2019 will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The exhibition will be framed around Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, “Notes on ‘Camp,'” for the Partisan Review. The essence of camp is a love of artifice, exaggeration, and the unnatural, Sontag wrote. Following tradition, the 2019 Met Gala will feature the same theme. The gala will be co-chaired by Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Alessandro Michele. Say goodbye to halos, headpieces, and “Heavenly Bodies,” and wave hello to camp. On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Vogue that its Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit for spring 2019 will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Following tradition, next year’s Met Gala – the museum’s annual fundraising benefit for the Institute and one of the biggest nights in … [Read more...] about Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, and Harry Styles are co-chairing the 2019 Met Gala — and people are already excited about the theme
Viet Nam News NEW YORK — Art, film memorabilia and personal effects owned by the late actor Robin Williams and his wife fetched US$6.1 million at auction in New York on Thursday, four years after his death, Sotheby’s said. The Oscar-winner, movie veteran, stand-up comedian and television star was one of Hollywood’s most popular entertainers whose death in August 2014 triggered an outpouring of emotion the world over. More than 2,000 fans and collectors from across the globe registered to bid for some 300 works owned by Williams and his second wife, film producer and philanthropist Marsha Garces Williams, Sotheby’s said. The most expensive lot was Swiss artist Adolf Wolfli’s Der San Salvathor that sold for $795,000, the auction house said. Stand-out items included a watercolour from the movie Good Will Hunting that sold for $90,000 and street artist Banksy’s Happy Choppers from 2006 that fetched $735,000. Williams won an Oscar in 1998 for … [Read more...] about Robin Williams memorabilia fetches US$6.1 million in NY
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Alan Fram, Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker Associated Press October 03, 2018 WASHINGTON — Three wavering Republican senators lambasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for mocking a woman who has claimed Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, underscoring the risks of assailing Kavanaugh’s accusers as Senate support teeters for the Supreme Court nominee.The blowback to Trump’s scoffing at Christine Blasey Ford came as lawmakers awaited results of a revived FBI background check, expected imminently, on accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in high school and college. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the chamber will vote on Kavanaugh later this week, and the conservative jurist’s fate is in the hands of a handful of undecided GOP and Democratic senators.At a political rally in Mississippi … [Read more...] about Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford