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Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career. Ebert began...
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
Ronald Dworkin Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...
Quentin Tarantino had been shooting "Django Unchained" for two solid weeks at a plantation outside New Orleans, but a pall of uncertainty hung over the cast and crew: Just what kind of slavery movie was this going to be? After all, this was a white...
24 FramesThe 1968 animated Beatles musical "Yellow Submarine" has just been restored frame by frame and will screening Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. The Beatles introduced the tune "All Together Now" in the...
Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
Ulu Grosbard, a Tony-nominated stage director who also worked in film, directing such movies as "True Confessions" and "The Deep End of the Ocean," died late Sunday or early Monday in New York City, according to his family. He was 83. During a five-...
24 FramesWill 'Catching Fire,' based on Suzanne Collins' book, turn out okay without Gary Ross, who won't direct the sequel in the Hunger Games franchise?...
Culture Monster"Bonnie & Clyde," the new musical by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black, opened on Broadway this week at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Based on the lives of the famous Depression-era outlaws, the show debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009....
Pop & HissThe 87-year-old bluegrass pioneer lets his still-impressive banjo skills (and son Gary) do the talking for him in a solid if almost rote performance. Country music deifies its elders but not always for what they have left to give. Saturday......
Jeff Conaway, an actor who came to fame in the late 1970s as a high school greaser in the hit movie musical "Grease" and as a regular on the TV series "Taxi" but in more recent years was known for his appearances on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," died...
Culture MonsterArthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on......
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