Posts Tagged ‘mel brooks’

At txt, Tweets from the Audience Become the Show

With an anonymous Twitter account and a willing actor, what would you say?

Don’t Be Bored: Fall for the Book Festival

George Mason University's Fall for the Book Festival kicked off yesterday and runs through the end of the week, wrapping up right before the National Book Festival on the Mall. Today at 3 p.m., dancer and Balanchine protégé Jacques d'Amboise chats about his book, I Was a Dancer; at 4:30 p.m., novelist Tayari Jones (Leaving Atlanta, The [...]

This Week in Repertory Film: Network, Spaceballs, Jonas Mekas, Bill Cunningham New York

Tonight: Network at the Artisphere
Sure, the mere mention of Sidney Lumet's opus on television conjures the urge to scream out that one is mad as hell and prepared not to take "it" anymore. Paddy Chayefsky's script was meant as the harshest satire, of course, but there were still only three networks back then. In today's [...]