ARCHIVES > 2012 > MAY 09 ISSUE

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Angry-Man Author Buzz Bissinger Turns Himself Inside Out for Heartwrenching Memoir

Ask anyone who knows him personally, and they’ll tell you that when you peel away the layers of his swashbuckling persona, push past the prickly machismo that makes him strut around his quaint little neighborhood of Chestnut Hill sporting black leather pants, the real Buzz Bissinger is a tender, sensitive soul.

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Posted May. 9, 2012 | Comments: 8

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: May 9-15

Jennifer Weiner, Art Star Craft Bazaar, Esperanza Spalding and more to see & do this week in Philly.

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Posted May. 9, 2012 | Comments: 0

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

Bobcat Goldthwait Imagines Life Without Annoying People in "God Bless America"

Bobcat Goldthwait—the star of ‘80s comedies he admits were terrible; the early ‘90s talk show saboteur who set fire to Jay Leno’s couch; the spastic comic who was (unfairly) lumped in with Andrew “Dice” Clay et al—has been reborn as a filmmaker, and a good one.

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Posted May. 8, 2012 | Comments: 1

SCREEN

By Sean Burns

A Group of Rich Boomers Search for a Dog in "Darling Companion"

Diane Keaton gives her most grating performance as an overly mannered mother suffering from empty-nest syndrome when her daughter (Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss) marries a handsome veterinarian.

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Posted May. 8, 2012 | Comments: 0