By Danny Fields
Monday, 4/26/2010 4:43 PM
As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration for the London book Review,
a panel discussion was held with John Lanchester, Colm Tóbín, Mary-Kay
Wilmers and James Wood, discussing the role of the Author in the Age of
The internet. Developments in the internet and electronic publishing are revolutionizing the way books are sold and read. Not since Gutenberg has there been such a profound change in the transfer of knowledge in our society. What effect is this having on authors, is it changing the way we write? If the physical book dies out, how will this alter the way they write? These and many other questions were addressed as the panel examined the shift in media's medium and accessibility.
Nicholas Spice, Mary-Kay Wilmers, Colm Toibin, John Lanchester, James Wood
Opening Night For Red
By Danny Fields
Thursday, 4/1/2010 6:06 PM
On Thursday, Red, the 1950's era play based in New York, opened at the Golden Theatre to a packed crowd of A-listers and theater enthusiasts. The Domnar Warehouse production, which just transferred from a run in London's acclaimed West End, stars Alfred Molina along side Eddie Redmayne. The play tells that story of artist Mark Rothko receiving the world's largest commission to create a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram building on Park Avenue. Under the watchful eye of his young assistant Ken (Eddie Redmayne) and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists. With the commission Rothko faced his greatest challenge of producing a definitive work while struggling to accept his fame and growing riches.
Alfred Molina, Eddie Redmayne