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  1. Never a Bad Time for Whit Stillman:Read the original story

    Dec 25, 2017 | BrothersJudd Blog

    A comedy of manners , Metropolitan takes place over the Christmas vacation for a cliquish covey of debutantes and swains known as the Sally Fowler Rat Pack who seem to languish on sofas for large amounts of the movie, a shipwreck party engaged in gossip, teasing, intellectual namedropping, card playing, and fin de siecle musings, all of which would sound as indolently precious and brittlely arch if it weren't for the range of notes Stillman's dialogue and actors achieve--from the ingenuous sweetness of Carolyn Farina's Audrey to the parrot bite of Chris Eigeman's Nick, with his fiercely held opinions about, well, everything: "The cha-cha is no more ridiculous than life itself."


  2. Fresno native Audra McDonald seems like a shoe in for a possible Fresno Music Hall of Fame.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    ... which happened in August, included musicians from across genres like Lawrence Tibbett, who sang baritone at the Metropolitan Opera during the 1930s and '40s; jazz guitarist Mary Osborne and the nu metal band, Korn. They were chosen by the Hall of ...


  3. The Witty, Wistful Films of Whit StillmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | The American Conservative

    ... for that distinction went to writers of very different scripts: . Neither featured anything approaching this Metropolitan line: "So many things which were better in the past have been abandoned for supposed convenience." is often thought of as a ...


  4. The Moviegoer, Oct. 8-14Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Metropolitan Writer-director Whit Stillman's charming 1990 feature debut about a chatty group of New York debutantes and their escorts, a group one of the characters dubs the UHBs , was an unlikely indie hit amid early '90s phenomena such as "Twin Peaks," Nirvana and the riot grrrl movement. But the bright and witty dialogue as delivered by fresh faced actors such as Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols, was enough to win over even the most jaded of the slacker generation.