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Pretty Boys & Pathos: The Unmaking of Paul Newman

part of Pretty Boys & Pathos, an ongoing column exploring the men of classic Hollywood In a July 1953 letter to writer Budd Schulberg about casting On the Waterfront, famed director Elia Kazan wrote: “If we don’t get Brando, I’m for Paul Newman. This boy will definitely be a film star. I have absolutely no doubt.…

8 Reasons This Was The Worst Week Ever

1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

Pretty Boys & Pathos: The Night Was Mine

Click to read more in Bastien’s Pretty Boys & Pathos column. To understand Tony Curtis you need to chart the contradictions between his pretty boy looks and the darkness lurking at the edge of his smile—long lashes, bright blue eye—he’s hard to peg. His looks lie at the strange crossroads between matinee idol and Brooklyn…