| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Could the theater artist of 2012 really be … Samuel Beckett?
Well, the 1969 Nobel Prize winner had stiff competition this year from Anton Chekhov, dead for more than a hundred years but more alive than ever onstage. Chekhov's early play "Ivanov"...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:35 PM
The first movie I ever saw was “Peter Pan.” It was in 1953; back then a movie cost no more than 25 cents. The story is from the work of J.M. Barrie, circa 1904. Barrie was fascinated by the enthusiasm of youth. His main character, the...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:16 AM
NEW YORK— Early in "Glengarry Glen Ross," as David Mamet brilliantly employs the scene-blackout-scene rhythm he learned sweeping floors at Chicago's Second City cabaret, Shelley can't-close-a-deal Levene is told that he cannot have the "premium...
| Dec 1, 2012
My first dog was a golden retriever named Tisha. Tisha was quiet and friendly, a perfect golden for a 4-year-old boy; my mother swears that when we took her to the vet one last time, as the dog lay dying on the operating table, Tisha lifted her head at...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:49 PM
My father told me little about his agonies in the Holocaust. He never mentioned the beatings he suffered in various concentration camps starting in 1942, nor the death march he survived in January 1945, en route to Buchenwald.
For nearly the...
| Nov 2, 2012
David Gaynes' documentary will be screened at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in Anne Arundel Community College's Humanities Building Room 112, 101 College Parkway on the Arnold campus. Free event is sponsored by the college's Astronomy Club. Information:...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:30 AM
"It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man."
-- Calvin Coolidge
WASHINGTON -- Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 7:31 PM
In the most devastating scene of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," a young businessman named Howard fires Willy Loman, even though the past-his-prime salesman knew his new boss when Howard was still a baby. At least Willy gets his pink slip while...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker are officially set to get all hot and bothered in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." The actors will play Maggie and Brick in a new production that is expected to open Jan....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:25 AM
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) — For a man who built his career on word economy, the title is pretty darned long — The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Still, Elmore Leonard says he's...