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The Swann Gallery in New York is holding a large auction of 20th century illustrations that features the works of Maurice Sendak. There are many books by Sendak and those he illustrated, some original sketches, signed books and a first edition of "Where...
It’s hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa’s 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams’...
Nation NowCharles Addams, Google Doodle honoree....
All The RageMichael Bastian's fall and winter 2012 collection was inspired by the extra man -- a.k.a. the escort or walker. The result is a dressy, dapper and ultra-luxe wardrobe for the man about town....
Culture MonsterBeth Henley's new play, "The Jacksonian" has its world premiere in a Geffen Playhouse production, directed by Robert Falls, that features Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman....
Culture MonsterBroadway/LA said that its upcoming 2011-12 season at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood will feature a total of nine productions, including touring versions of the Tony-winning shows "Billy Elliot," "Memphis," "La Cage aux Folles" and "Million Dollar...
A woman holding a martini turns to a garishly dressed man in a bar and says, "I thought I'd never laugh again. Then I saw your jacket." Through that cartoon — the first published by the New Yorker in the grim weeks after the 9/11 terrorist...
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. It was no...
Culture MonsterWhen Culture Monster first heard that producers were planning a stage musical of "The Addams Family," we weren't sure if they could pull off the signature ghoulish aesthetic that Charles Addams immortalized in his cartoons in the New Yorker. Having......
The Hero ComplexThe Addams Family has been a spooky sensation for decades now. The darkly eccentric family has come to life in big- and small-screen versions, live-action and animation, and now a Broadway musical -- but it all originated from the drawings......
Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family," has died. He was 93. Mizzy died of heart failureSaturday at his home in Bel-Air, said Scott Harper, a...
The Hero ComplexBOOK REVIEW Charles Solomon recently reviewed "Addams Family: An Evilution" for the Los Angeles Times. Here's an excerpt. If Leo Tolstoy had seen the cartoons of Chas. Addams, he would have had to rethink his famous dictum, "All happy families......
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