| Jun 29, 2009
| 11:50 AM
| Jul 10, 2009
Charles Eastman, a playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the 1970s films "The All-American Boy" and "Little Fauss and Big Halsy," has died. He was 79.
Eastman, the brother of the late "Five Easy Pieces" screenwriter Carole Eastman, died July...
| Jun 3, 2009
They called Dudu Topaz "the ratings king" of Israel. Handsome and charismatic, folksy and zany, he drew audiences to gimmicky variety shows, game shows, talk shows, children's shows and satires that made him one of the country's most popular and...
| Apr 6, 2009
The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art.
The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
| May 4, 2008
In the long and often embarrassing history of intellectuals' attempts to grapple with pop culture, there are, at least, a few high points. One of them is the work of the late Leslie Fiedler, the garrulous and provocative critic of literature who could...
| Sep 10, 1994
Oh, so now they get it right.
It figures that, after several years' worth of increasingly dull MTV Video Music Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles--shows that lived up to their hype primarily in the vulgarity department--the move back to New York's Radio...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Klea Blackhurst, known for her musical tribute to Ethel Merman, stars in the upcoming revival of "Hello, Dolly!" at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The production, staged by Daniel Goldstein, runs June 28 to Sept. 8.
It will be the second...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's "My Funny Valentine" on Saturday was billed as a program of romantic music, but it wasn't all boy-meets-girl.
Featuring Michael Andrew and Swingerhead, the concert was just as much a love letter to musical theater...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Some stories are harder to write than others. Obituaries are among the hardest, as the represent an obligation to do justice to the folks who have passed and hopefully to bring solace to their loved ones.
Some of Laguna's best and brightest died in...
| Dec 19, 2012
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