| Apr 27, 2008
Best known for the prize-winning "Intimate Apparel" (an SCR co-commission), Brooklyn-born Nottage, 43, spins imaginative tales that zip through time and space.
A reading of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark," the story of a woman's improbable journey
| May 4, 2008
10 Bad Dates With De Niro
A Book of Alternative Movie Lists
Edited by Richard T. Kelly
Overlook/Rookery: 460 pp., $29.95
Movie geeks are list-making animals. It begins with the frenzied -- and nonsensical -- annual compilation of "10 best lists" (as...
| Jun 22, 2008
IT HAS been a good DVD year for Anthony Mann (1906-67), a longtime critics' favorite often considered one of Hollywood's most underrated directors.
Mann's relatively low name recognition might have something to do with the ease with which he slipped from...
| Oct 17, 2009
Mae Brunken wanted a home with a past. And in a plot with an only-in- Hollywood ending, the interior designer and set decorator found her period piece -- one with a film noir pedigree. Perched high in the hills of Hollywood, her 1927 Spanish Colonial...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...
| Dec 24, 2009
Hollywood agents, that most despised of human specimens, of which I was one, are as indispensable as the rabies vaccine, which kills as easily as it cures. Although in one form or another agents, as the middlemen brokers of human talent, have existed...
| Apr 9, 2009
Poor first impression
Re “A little too Reaganesque?,” Opinion, April 6
If the Fortune magazine cover photo reflects gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman's political instincts and sensibilities, she's a goner.
Former California Gov. Ronald...