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  • Paul V. Coates, Confidential File, March 12, 1960

     
    Uh-oh. Mash Notes and Comments "Dear Paul, "Ever ask yourself WHY so many women look worse after they return from the powder room than they did before they entered? "Ask Ed Cabrera, the lighting specialist whom architects and decorators call 'Mr....
  • 'The Good Wife': Twelve Angry People

     
    One of the consistent pleasures of watching “The Good Wife” is that the show doesn't use the same storytelling format week after week. Sometimes, we'll follow a case start to finish; other times, we're thrown into a case in medias......
  • Album review: Freedy Johnston's 'Rain on the City'

     
    Wasn't the singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston always pretty much middle-aged? Midwestern and spectacularly unflashy, apparently born with a receding hairline, the Kansas-born, Hoboken-launched singer-songwriter won critics' hearts and some fame in the...
  • 'Proof's' staging adds up

    'Proof's' staging adds up
    Showered with accolades when first produced, David Auburn's "Proof" won the 2001 Pulitzer for drama and the Tony Award for best play. It was adapted into a 2005 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, broke records on Broadway and has been widely produced...
  • Ray Bradbury's '2116' debuts at long last

    Ray Bradbury's '2116' debuts at long last
    "2116," a musical Ray Bradbury wrote more than 50 years ago for Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, will have its long-deferred premiere Jan. 16 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Ray Bradbury: An...
  • Welcome to Hecht's Windy City

    Welcome to Hecht's Windy City
    Ben Hecht used Oscars for doorstops and routinely heaped scorn on the studio pontiffs who, throughout the 1930s and 1940s, paid him an average of $3,500 a day. Before he co-wrote "The Front Page," the play that brought him fame and opportunity, before...
  • 'The O. Henry Prize Stories 2009'

    "The world which is being pictured by the story writers of today . . . is, by and large, and vividly, this day's, this troubled minute's, world." So Wilbur Daniel Steele wrote in the introduction to the 1943 edition of "The O. Henry Prize Stories."...
  • In 'Nothing Right,' writer Antonya Nelson homes in on modern life's contradictions

    The house Antonya Nelson shares with her husband, writer Robert Boswell, and their two grown children, Noah, 18, and Jade, 21, is doeskin adobe, built in 1910, surrounded by dusty, shaded sage plants. Inside, there is color everywhere: flowers, pottery,...
  • Beginning a new chapter in his life

    Beginning a new chapter in his life
    He told them about himself, how he had been like them. "I can help you," he said, "I can help you." One slept. Others stared, bored. He had planned today's class carefully: His students would relate to him. They would ask his advice about college....