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'Life is a nightmare' at the Oscars: Arts links

March 1, 2011 - 08:23 AM
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No, dear sir. You are the nightmare. (Photo: Associated Press)

So the Post's Dan Zak and Amy Argetsinger went undercover, sort of, at Vanity Fair's Oscar party. Their article opens with Kevin Spacey saying he's not going to Madonna's party because it's up Mulholland, and will "be a nightmare." A nameless man in a tuxedo replies, "Life is a nightmare." At which point our co-scribes, instead of mocking this almost certainly rich, successful man for his forced world-weariness, write, "This is not to suggest that Vanity Fair's Oscar party is nightmarish, though it's as rattling and fleeting as a dream deep into one's R.E.M. cycle." The article goes on for several pages. I'd rather read about someone crashing the party instead.

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