| Jun 29, 2008
Curious about the changing sound of the Great White Way? Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty weighs in on five noteworthy cast recordings from the year on Broadway -- four from new shows that couldn't be more wildly disparate and one from a classic that'...
| Nov 17, 2009
To celebrate the movie's 70th birthday, Warner Home Video is releasing a newly restored and remastered version Tuesday of "Gone With the Wind" for the first time on Blu-ray, as well as a standard DVD.
The Technicolor film has never looked better...
| Jun 24, 2009
Kevin Pollak's live online talk show is supposed to run for two hours, but tonight it's going long again -- way long. That doesn't bother Pollak: He wants his guest to keep talking.
Between sips of beer, former "Saturday Night Live" star Dana Carvey...
| Jul 19, 2009
Critics don't get much respect. (Pause here for raucous laughter.) If you doubt it, look up the word "critic" in any book of quotations and see what you find.
H.L. Mencken's "New Dictionary of Quotations" is full of zinger after zinger, most of which...
| Sep 13, 2009
Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
| Mar 9, 2009
RuPaul, the 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-7 (by his own varying accounts) African American drag queen who sashayed his way into mass consciousness in the 1990s with the club hit "Supermodel" and a VH1 talk show, is back on TV with “RuPaul’s Drag Race.&...
| Mar 22, 2009
For someone in the midst of a professional crisis, Susan Sarandon is the picture of calm as she sips tea in a private Greenwich Village club. A head of curls is tucked under a newsboy cap, and her delicate porcelain features are remarkably ageless. You...
| Feb 6, 2010
Sitcom star Joely Fisher has sold her Encino compound for $2.4 million. The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary had been on and off the market since mid-2007, perhaps prompting the actress to wonder whether she would own it " 'Til Death," to...
| Feb 14, 2010
The feel of classic Hollywood permeates a renovated 1920s Spanish Revival home in Whitley Heights that sits on a bluff facing the Hollywood sign and surrounding hillside.
An early celebrity enclave, Whitley Heights was Hollywood's first National Historic...
| Jul 29, 2003
Bob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...