Joe Pantoliano: Pantsed

"At some of these festivals, you have ski poles in your hand. Here, you're trying to turn on your tape recorder and you have to move your wine glass," actor Joe Pantoliano observed while...
Sam Elliott

Play it again, Sam (Elliot)

"Off the Map" directed by Campbell Scott (Big Night), is a tender portrait of a quirky mid-70s New Mexico family living off-the-fat-of-the-land as well as off-the-grid in the dusty Taos desert. Joan Allen plays...

The Doctor is Out: Hunter S. Thompson

"True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene,...
Brenda Starr

Brenda Starr Creator Dale Messick Endured Deadlines and Sexism

"I'm a half-assed celebrity -- everyone knows Brenda Starr but nobody knows me," laughs cartoonist Dale Messick. "I still get fan letters after all these years -- five or 10 a week. They all want a sketch and an autograph because people collect these things. People collect anything. That's why I never take my [dental] bridge out -- they might collect bridges!" Messick is the creator of intrepid, fire-haired comic-strip news reporter Brenda Starr--an enduring conflux of stouthearted vixen, uber-frau, and svelte, impeccably coiffed career woman with a penchant for breaking news and difficult men.