David Mamet

Entertainment
Her "zeal for her children's future" is a "universal phenomenon," the playwright and screenwriter wrote.
Entertainment
Debra Eisenstadt is ready to graduate from micro-budget to Julianne Moore.
New York
The immersion into Phyllida Lloyd's meticulously crafted reimagination of "Henry IV" begins before the audience steps foot into the new home of St. Ann's Warehouse.
Culture & Arts
The unpredictable kismet that Broadway producers face deigns that sometimes you end up with something brilliant that no one, alas, wants to see. Contrarily, you sometimes come up with a decidedly non-workable show that people nevertheless demand to see, in droves.
Comedy
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, celebrities everywhere will engage in that age-old past time of providing recipes to magazines and newspapers. In keeping with that tradition, we asked playwright and author, David Mamet, to provide us with an old family recipe for a classic Thanksgiving turkey.
Books
Having decorated, celebrated authors making use of such platforms can certainly help in legitimizing self-publishing's image.
Entertainment
Movies are magical. The good ones hold you captive in a great story, to a different time and place, and then bring you back home. In two hours, they leave you changed, having learned new things and lived a different life.
Entertainment
Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a man who has given up. A once-promising honors graduate of Boston College Law School, partner in one of the city's most prestigious firms (not to mention married to the daughter of the firm's founder), Galvin discovered too late that he had the biggest Achilles Heel an attorney can be cursed with: a conscience.
Entertainment
Elisabeth Moss, now more famous for Mad Men than when I first saw her onstage in David Mamet's Speed the Plow opposite Jeremy Piven and Raul Esparza, gives Heidi the requisite intelligence, as she did in the Mamet play.
Culture & Arts
Bloggers and social media can create quite a brouhaha over matters of cultural significance. What sounded like a deafening chorus of back-seat drivers analyzing Into The Woods for its inherent sexism, racism, and/or casting choices revealed high levels of personal umbrage combined with an inability to handle cruel but basic truths.
Entertainment
Lindsay Lohan got a special visit from Oprah, who helped the actress open up on OWN's docu-series "Lindsay" earlier this
Culture & Arts
With people now embracing a paleolithic diet, when someone is labeled as being a Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon kinda guy, the slur is likely a reference to his mentality and lack of social skills rather than his use of leopard skin to make a fashion statement.
Culture & Arts
You've seen lots of Master Builders if you were brought up on Shaw's The Quintessence of Ibsenism or if you are an aspiring
San Francisco
David Mamet's American Buffalo and Aurora Theatre's postage-stamp stage were made for each other.
Entertainment
Mamet's background may be considered privileged -- her parents are David Mamet and Rebecca Pidgeon -- but I found her to
Entertainment
Ronin achieves, notwithstanding the sort of third act disappointment that affects all dramas that create a believable tension that must be brought to resolution, that timeless quality for which we can be thankful.
Books
No matter how beautifully written or "literary," a novel resonates deeply because the storyline tugs powerfully at us. It upsets, confounds and presents chaos, conflict, imbalance and upheaval -- either within its character's mind or circumstances.
Entertainment
Mamet's sentiments are, of course, in good company, even among the liberal-heavy entertainment industry. Matt Damon ("Imagine
Books
"Writing a stage play and a screenplay have very little to do with each other. A stage play is just dialogue. One has to be able to communicate the play through disputation. A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia."