The hedge-fund analysts vacationed together in the Hamptons, gambled in Las Vegas and adopted a creed that parodied the rules in the Brad Pitt film “Fight Club.”
One of my great skills as an investment banker was saying no. I would have been great at a bank run by consultants.
Four king-size fish lamps glow softly on a back wall of London’s Gagosian Gallery.
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” the comedy from Paramount Pictures, took first place at U.S. and Canadian theaters, toppling “Gravity,” the sci-fi movie that led sales for three weeks.
David Petraeus, the retired Army general, had a victory last night presiding over the Woodrow Wilson Awards at the Pierre hotel.
Ridley Scott’s messy, overheated “The Counselor” may be remembered only for Cameron Diaz’s amazingly limber depiction of car sex.
Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse movie “World War Z” is coming back to life.
Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” is as harrowing as its subject demands. No mainstream movie since “Schindler’s List” has merged worthy sentiment and grueling sadism with such powerfully disturbing sweep.
A Chanel No. 5 ad featuring a scruffy Brad Pitt riffing on the meaning of timelessness has divided the globe. Is it simply pretentious? Or is it a bold departure for the French luxury-goods maker?
"He's a nice guy, I like him."
- Brad Pitt on Nov 11, 2013