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  • 'Dark Knight Rises' debuts with estimated $160 million amid tragedy

    'Dark Knight Rises' debuts with estimated $160 million amid tragedy
    In the wake of the tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., "The Dark Knight Rises" performed strongly at the box office during its opening weekend, although below earlier projections.
  • Opera review: 'Heart of a Soldier'

     
    Mark Swed reviews the premiere of Christopher Theofanidis' "Heart of a Soldier," a celebration of the life of Rick Rescorla, who saved 2700 workers at the World Trade Center on 9/11. The audience was moved. But the opera only emphasized the obvious.

    No laughs but plenty of relevance in 'The Trojan Women'

    No laughs but plenty of relevance in 'The Trojan Women'
    Now is the summer of our discontent. If you'd like a little theatrical relief from all that's ailing America's body politic, Anne Bogart and SITI Company are probably not your ticket. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tragedian's name: The...

    At the intersection of grief and destiny

    At the intersection of grief and destiny
    Red Hook Road A Novel Ayelet Waldman Doubleday: 344 pp., $25.95 Ayelet Waldman is a worrier. Because she is the mother of four children, ages 7 to 16, that shouldn't be surprising. Her last book, "Bad Mother," a work of nonfiction, outlined many of...

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...