Entertainment: September 2007 Archives

Calling all Achievers

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You know you're a Lebowski if you can answer the question, "What's Shabbos?"

The complete Lebowskian answer is: "Saturday, Donny, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means I don't work, I don't get in a car, I don't f---ing ride in a car, I don't pick up the phone, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as sh-- don't f---ing roll!"

I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, 'The Big Lebowski,' and What Have You (Bloomsbury, $16.95) is 234 glorious pages of fan-book heaven for those who know, appreciate and understand the genius of the Coen Brothers' 1998 masterpiece, "The Big Lebowski."

Like a rug that ties a whole room together, this book has a little bit of everything ...

I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski

Ode to Robby Benson

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Remember Robby Benson? He of the big, blue eyes, baby-smooth skin and sensitive voice? He of the big screen tear-jerkers "Ice Castles," "One on One," "Ode to Billy Joe" ... TV's "The Death of Richie," anyone?

Benson disappeared from the public eye after a while and spent most of his post-Tiger Beat years behind the camera, doing voiceover work and directing sitcoms. Now he's gone and written a novel, Who Stole the Funny? (Harper Entertainment, 349 pages, $13.95) ...

Who Stole The Funny