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  • War movies and the Oscars: It's always hell

     
    If "The Hurt Locker" wins the Oscar for best picture Sunday night -- and at this stage, the race is really down to either "Avatar" or the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film about bomb disposal experts in Iraq -- it will be......
  • 40 years ago today: 'Patton' was released, then slapped Oscar

     
    Exactly four decades ago today "Patton" was released to theaters, grossing $61.7 million on a budget of $12 million. At the Oscars, the biopic about bully World War II general George S. Patton was nominated for 10 awards, winning seven, including best...
  • Is Kobe Bryant just like a cranky, arrogant Hollywood movie star? Or worse?

     
    With the first round of the NBA playoffs in full swing, I've found myself absorbed in the sports pages more than ever, which is what drew me the other day to a surprisingly heartfelt lament from my colleague T.J. Simers,......
  • 'Get Real,' by Donald E. Westlake

    'Get Real,' by Donald E. Westlake
    Before Janet Evanovich brought us Stephanie Plum, Don Westlake was the Grand Master of Criminal Laughs with his hilarious novels about professional thief John Dortmunder. "Get Real" is the 14th Dortmunder novel and proves again that Westlake is the King...
  • Joe Papp's 'Championship' genius

    Joe Papp's 'Championship' genius
    The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater has been the most significant not-for-profit theater group in this country since it was founded by Joe Papp more than 50 years ago. During his lifetime (he died in 1991), Papp made theater in America both...
  • If You're Out by Monday, Never Ask Why

    In 1987 I set out by car from Washington, D.C., for a new career in Hollywood, a place I knew very little about. I had a job waiting there as a staff writer on "Hill Street Blues," and what I didn't know I was sure I could find out. I had heard that the...