| Mar 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Actually, this is the second sequel to Paul Wegener's âThe Golemâ (1915), now lost. In that movie, the golem â a mythical clay creature built and brought to life by Jewish rabbis â is brought back to life in modern times, only to fall in love...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Activists and L.A. officials faced difficult choices over the next phase of the Occupy L.A. movement as a 12:01 Monday deadline approached for the departure of nearly 700 protesters from an encampment on City Hall grounds.
On Sunday evening, Mayor...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The new Manhattan Theatre Club revival of the 1927 George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber comedy "The Royal Family" has the critics bowing down. "The Royal Family" is a sly satire of the fabled Barrymore acting clan. This acclaimed production is sure to be among...
| May 17, 2009
For almost 30 years, desperate East Germans tried to drive through it, tunnel under it and fly over it. More than 136 died in the attempt.
Less than two years after the Berlin Wall's construction in the early '60s, it inspired President Kennedy's "Ich...
| May 11, 2008
Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century
Riverhead Books: 388 pp., $27.95
BY THE time she was 16, Evelyn Nesbit was the face of her age, a stunning beauty with a "heart-...
| Jul 12, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and
L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Doubleday: 270 pp., $25
Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...
| Nov 2, 2000
Ring Lardner Jr., the Academy Award-winning screenwriter who was imprisoned for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee, has died of cancer. He was 85.
The last survivor of the so-called Hollywood 10, a group of...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:50 AM
After a season of blood-curdling thrills set in the 1960s, we've come full circle to modern times. Now we can all sleep easy for a few months.
Unlike the Season 1 finale where viewers were left on a cliffhanger, the show's writers tied this season up...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Almost 50 years after its 1964 Broadway opening, composer Jerry Bock's and lyricist Sheldon Harnick's "Fiddler on the Roof" continues to touch hearts with its hero's adherence to cherished religious traditions.
The 40-member cast assembled by 2nd Star...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:16 PM
This Wednesday, thanks to the good folks at the Northwest Chicago Film Society, a John Ford film that hasn't been shown in Chicago since 1927 returns to the big screen. This "lovable mutt" of a comedy, as described by the NCFS' Kyle Westphal, is called...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:37 PM
This year's Sarasota Film Festival will be star-studded and action packed, with a performance by Harry Connick, Jr. and his orchestra, and appearances by Oscar winner Geena Davis and screen legend and Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer. Their opening night...