| May 23, 2010
Home Alone With Classic Cinema
W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95
Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
| Nov 27, 2010
Most readers know the Swedish author Henning Mankell either for his political views — he is a strident critic of Israel and participated in the protest flotilla attempting to run its Gaza blockade earlier this year — or for his mysteries...
| Dec 30, 2010
How's this for a slice of irony?
Mario Batali, dressed in a suit, no orange Crocs in sight, is seated at a gleaming restaurant counter in a Manhattan eatery, haranguing a chef who works for him: "In a down economy, green doesn't play," Batali insists...
| Aug 1, 2010
It seems like the brainchild of a marketing genius. Take two of Broadway's most celebrated living actresses, bringing with them more than 100 years of combined New York stage experience, and cast them as mother and daughter in a show that mines both their...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 9:49 PM
LEE K. HARRINGTON
Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp.
Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near...
| Sep 16, 2010
Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
| Jun 24, 2011
David Rayfiel, a screenwriter and master script doctor who made his mark — often uncredited — on films by director Sydney Pollack that frequently featured Robert Redford, including "Three Days of the Condor," "The Way We Were" and "Out of...
| Jun 13, 2011
Gunnar Fischer, a cinematographer best known for films he made with Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman including 1957's "The Seventh Seal," has died. He was 100.
Fischer died Saturday at a retirement home in Stockholm, said his son, Jens. No cause was given....
| Feb 27, 2012
Swedish actor Erland Josephson, one of fabled director Ingmar Bergman's closest friends and collaborators, known for his portrayals of aloof intellectuals and often Bergman's alter ego in such celebrated films as "Scenes From a Marriage" and "Cries and...
| Feb 18, 2010
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"MERCHANT OF NIGHTMARES: A TRIBUTE TO WES CRAVEN" AT THE AERO THEATRE For close to four decades, Wes Craven has been a true master of screen terror with films such as âThe Last House on the Left,â âThe Hills Have......
| Dec 2, 2009
| 4:32 PM
No surprise that when Cate Blanchett graces the stage in Tennessee Williamsâ âA Streetcar Named Desireâ under the direction of Liv Ullmann (yes, Ingmar Bergmanâs acting muse) that the interest is almost exclusively in the interpretation of Blanche...