“(The Great Gatsby) is often considered the greatest American novel of the 20th century—I waver on that sometimes but I love the beauty of its writing, its tabloid immediacy, the high body count, its modernistic touches, the relentless drama put into its novella-length form.” Bret Easton Ellis’s top ten favorite books doesn’t include many surprises, but it’s […]
This rare classic La Jolla oceanfront home evokes a roaring '20s era feel à la The Great Gatsby and is listed by Willis Allen Real Estate. Most importantly, this oceanfront site was one of the first chosen when the Lower Hermosa neighborhood was developed...
How classics can be reinvigorated with guidance, such as Maureen Corrigan's 'So We Read On', her "personal excursion" into 'The Great Gatsby'. Contrasted against Patton Oswalt's Night Café concept. Column by Bart Bishop Not all love is at first sight. Show More Summary
“How is it possible that the New Yorker of 2016 remains to this day the readily identifiable descendant of a magazine that came into being in the same year that F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby and Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five cut their first records—and how does it retain so much of […]
The name Baz Luhrmann is everything to fans of Strictly Ballroom, the 1996 Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and, most recently, The Great Gatsby. Now, the man who co-wrote and directed all of the above is bringing his stylish sensibilities...Show More Summary
Visionary director Baz Luhrman is known for bringing gorgeous movies like Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby to life, and judging by the trailer for his new Netflix series, The Get Down, the show will be equally as beautiful. Luhrman's...Show More Summary
It’s quite a leap from Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby to the South Bronx of the ’70s, but that’s the leap that Baz Luhrmann is taking with Netflix for his firs TV series, The Get Down. The Get Down is about the birth of outlying music genres – hip hop, punk, disco – and … Continue reading Baz Luhrmann Goes Hip-Hop Sizzle Reel: The Get Down! ?
Baz Luhrmann’s recent work — really just The Great Gatsby and the assorted perfume commercials that look like The Great Gatsby — has been so intent on dazzling that it’s instead nauseated. (Many may argue that Moulin Rouge and R + J were likewise dizzying, but somehow the vaguely ill feelings they induced felt intentional and vital). …Read More
Last year, we found out that Netflix was hopping on the hip-hop drama trend with The Get Down. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), and focuses on a group of South Bronx teenagers in the 1970s who rise up through the ranks of […]
Sony had its Great Gatsby moment at this year's E3 - and not the whole 'boats against the current' part. With the likes of Shenmue, Final Fantasy 7 and The Last Guardian, Shawn Layden played the role of Jay, throwing shirt after beautiful shirt high into the sky. Show More Summary
Marissa has reached the "Let them eat cake" stage of her fall from power.
Despite the fact that Baz Luhrmann's flashy Gatsby remake came out two and a half years ago, the very American tale of boom-economy glitz and the fictions we create for ourselves was actually the chosen theme of not one, but three different big-tech holiday parties! [ more › ]
A review of a well-regarded new French novel. Review by Ed Sikov Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Age of Reinvention Who wrote it? 'The Great Gatsby' reimagined for the terrorist era. Karine Tuil,...Show More Summary
If you’ve ever entertained the thought of soloing Oryx in Destiny, you’re probably bonkers. If you are determined to try it though, you may want to watch this video to see how it’s done. In the video above, The Great Gatsby logs into his Warlock and takes on the massive Oryx. He even provides a […]
Kris Jenner celebrated her 60th birthday last Friday, and it proved to us that the woman is like wine. She looks, parties, and gets better with age. The theme of the night was The Great Gatsby and the venue and outfits were nothing short of 1920s glamour. Not that we’re surprised, but the party list of 250 was star-studded […]
While trying to survive Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby themed 60th birthday party this past weekend, Kanye West reportedly forgot the lyrics to one of his songs. Read more...
It wasn't enough, apparently, for Kris Jenner to be feted by her family members and friends in the tradition of The Great Gatsby on Friday night. No, it wasn't nearly enough. On top of gathering for that aforementioned event, Kim Kardashian,...Show More Summary
The Kardashians threw a birthday party for Kris Jenner in the theme of The Great Gatsby. It received the usual press attention that any event would when the Kardashians gather under one roof for an extravaganza. Everyone remarked on their lavish gowns, caps, and outfits from the 1920s. Show More Summary
In honor of momager Kris Jenner’s 60th Birthday, the Kardashian-Jenner clan threw together a cheap, little, rumored-to-cost $2 million gathering that just happened to feature fireworks. In what we only assume was a commentary on America's current state of economic inequality, the party was Great Gatsby-themed. Sequins, flapper dresses, and... More »
Kris Jenner's 60th birthday was full of flapper chic.