When life imitates art….as the New York Times reports:
“Michael Douglas, who played the financier in the 1987 movie and the sequel, is now starring in a straight-to-television videofor the Federal Bureau of Investigation meant to root out insider trading — the same crime that brought down the high-flying Mr. Gekko.
A one-minute spot that points out that illicit trading is, in fact, illegal might not seem a priority. But the new video — now showing on CNBC and Bloomberg Television — is part of the government’s broader initiative aimed at drawing cooperating witnesses and tipsters from Wall Street.”
…”as David A. Chaves, a supervisor and special agent, said on Monday, “It’s important for us to have the F.B.I. brand out on Wall Street.”
What does he mean by having the “FBI brand out on Wall Street”?
Midlife has swung between serving as an emblem of power and influence, and a metaphor for decline, yet the invention and history of this vital period of life has never before been fully told. Acclaimed New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen finally fills the gap with a book that provokes surprise, outrage and delight. In Our Prime takes readers from turn-of-the-century factories that refused to hire middle-aged men to high-tech laboratories where researchers are unraveling the secrets of the middle-aged mind and body. She traces how midlife has been depicted in film, television, advertisements, and literature. Cohen exposes the myths of the midlife crisis and empty nest syndrome, and investigates anti-aging treatments like human growth hormones, estrogen, Viagra, Botox, and plastic surgery.
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JUNE 10TH - The New York Times Film Club is screening the new documentary "Ivory Tower" at BowTie Cinema in Chelsea (23rd St b/w 7th and 8th Avenues).
Afterwards, I will be interviewing Andrew Coffman (associate producer, editor and cinematographer) and two of the featured subjects: Andrew Delbanco, director of American studies at Columbia University and Cooper Union student Victoria Sobel, who organized protests when that institution announced that it would begin charging tuition.
For more information: http://www.nytfilmclub.com/
JULY 24, THURSDAY - "Powerful Women on TV
... or Women in Power on TV?"
Times Talk with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lucy Liu, and Mira Sorvino, interviewed by Patricia Cohen.
6:30 – 8:00 pm, The New York Times Center at 41st Street and 8th Avenue.
For more information: http://timestalks.com/