How to Play Drunk

“Acting drunk convincingly is about the hardest thing you can do,” says D.W. Brown, 60, an acting coach based in Santa Monica, Calif., who has worked with both film and stage actors. There are famous film scenes for which actors are said

How to Play Drunk

“Acting drunk convincingly is about the hardest thing you can do,” says D.W. Brown, 60, an acting coach based in Santa Monica, Calif., who has worked with both film and stage actors. There are famous film scenes for which actors are said

The Park Bench Is an Endangered Species

As a kid growing up in a gray suburb of London, I loved to go looking for the perfect park bench. We had only five in our local park, and one was broken. Some Sunday mornings, my dad could be persuaded to

The Passion of Questlove

Questlove in 1975 at a lounge in Valley Forge, Pa.Credit…Courtesy of Questlove By the time he started elementary school, Thompson had spent more time on the road with adults than in Philadelphia with kids his own age. When his first-grade class had

Poem: You, Therefore

I’ve loved this poem for a long time. And all I have to add is that my father’s name is Reginald. And my name is Reginald. And for a long time I’ve had a hard time loving men named Reginald. But Shepherd’s

Judge John Hodgman on Walk-In Closets

Avery writes: My wife and I have a walk-in closet with a closing door. I say this is a “room.” My wife disagrees. She says it’s a room only if you would put furniture in it. Who is right? There are only

Thousands of Photographs of the Sea, in One Image

Something new was happening: Unlike Nishino’s usual process, in which he arrays his images within the recognizable outline of a city’s map, these waves weren’t replicating the shape of actual waves he’d seen. “It was more abstract,” he told me, through his

The Haunting Power of Miso-Maple Loaf Cake

Years later, he created a cheesecake and gave it that name, and then a large collection of pastries based on strawberry, rhubarb and passion fruit that he christened Céleste. I recently tried to recall when this all happened and asked Pierre, who

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