Audrey Van Buskirk

Krauss and friends: mountains of success.

7. O Brother!

What a year it's been for bluegrass.

 

Mardi Gras rumble: Violence has always been a spectator sport.

Aftershocks

IT WAS THE KIND of week you wouldn't believe in a fictional story. Five nights of Mardi Gras "celebrations"—complete with pillaging worthy of Attila the… Continue reading

 

Bottoms Up, Santy Claus

What to drink in December, or January, or whenever.

 

Bridget Jones’ Diary

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARYMiramax Home Entertainment, $29.99WHILE A REVIEW of anything B.J.-related cries out for extensive use of cute abbreviations, a Dear Diary format, and exact… Continue reading

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Debra Ginsberg thought her son was fine—until she took him to school.

Bringing Up Baby
Daughter knows best

Daughter knows best

Indian sisters venture beyond family tradition.

Daughter knows best
Destination: The continent of Asia

Destination: The continent of Asia

Look east to see the future; it may surprise you.

Destination: The continent of Asia

Hannibal

HANNIBAL (SPECIAL EDITION)MGM Home Video, $29.98WHAT WITH THE rash of surfers and swimmers getting chomped by sharks and the charming guy planning to guillotine off… Continue reading

Home, Safe Home

Home, Safe Home

More reasons to freak out while flying and driving and just sitting around.

Home, Safe Home
GIllian Welch brings traditional sounds back to the sidewalks.

I want to sing

Gillian Welch may be part of a phenomenon, but she just wants to not suck.

GIllian Welch brings traditional sounds back to the sidewalks.
I'll take a Manhattan

I’ll take a Manhattan

A soothing amber drink for a patriot or a paterfamilias.

I'll take a Manhattan
Getting sauced: Spicy servings at the Santa Fe Café.

It’s getting chile

Ain't nothing like the real thing.

Getting sauced: Spicy servings at the Santa Fe Café.
Stop me if you've heard this one. . . .

News Clips— Reality bites

To the dozens of people who lined up outside the Paramount Theatre Sunday night, waiting more than an hour in the cold for last-minute tickets… Continue reading

Stop me if you've heard this one. . . .
Dreaming of India: Economist-turned-novelist Indu Sundaresan.

Novice No More

How to write a successful first book? Try, try again.

Dreaming of India: Economist-turned-novelist Indu Sundaresan.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

With apologies to Theodore Geisel.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Ride the Ducks

Ride the Ducks

The amphibious Party on Wheels actually makes Seattle seem fun!

Ride the Ducks
Cheesecake: Thirty-two flavors of mediocrity.

See dick run

Everybody loves the Cheesecake Factory—but why?

Cheesecake: Thirty-two flavors of mediocrity.

Shrek

SHREKDreamWorks Home Ent., $19.95BARELY OUT of first-run theaters (make room for the gathering Harry Potter tsunami!), Shrek hits the shelves as a feature-packed DVD just… Continue reading

Sips

The seven-whiskey lunch

Snatch

SNATCH (SPECIAL EDITION)Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, $27.95GUY RITCHIE deserves to be known as more than Mr. Madonna or the Brit version of Quentin Tarantino, especially… Continue reading