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When we last left our cast of characters they were living indulgently, drinking profusely and dressing expensively. In this episode none of that has changed, but we are treated to a new layer of discourse as obsession and rebirth become main themes in the lives of these supposedly aspirational, but primarily pitiably players. More»
When Jules Kirby sent us a video of herself spoofing "High Society", we were excited to see her poke fun at her exaggerated portrayal on the show. Unfortunately, this video has us convinced that the CW couldn't have fed Jules lines like she's claimed to the press: this girl can't act her way out of a paper bag. More»
Everyone has a friend who actively ruins reality TV. "You call this real?" they crack, with no respect for a show's hidden genius, or even its wide-angle aerial footage. They interrupt moments of small but urgent drama with audible scoffs. "Yeah right, like he'd actually say that!"
It's just tedious after awhile because it's so Captain Obvious. More»
"If you Googled me, this is what you'd see," chirps Tinsley Mortimer, by way of non-explanation, in the opening minutes of the CW's new reality show High Society. While she's not being completely forthright – the subsequent montage of Tinsley Mortimer, with her new pin-straight hair, contrasts mightily with the flouncing-curl-dominated results of my own Google search – you can't really blame her. Who hasn't sought a new look in the wake of a breakup? It's this breakup – her recent divorce from high school sweetheart Topper Mortimer, the camera-shy grandson of a former Standard Oil president – that is nominally put forth as the show's raison d'etre: how will The Tinz live her new single life? (The answer, for starters: in a new loft in Chelsea, to the great chagrin of her mother Dale Mercer, a Jackie Onassis-coiffed woman who abhors the apartment's location in "the Midtown" and laments that she just finished decorating Tinsley's old place.) More»
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.