| Sep 15, 2009
Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57....
| Mar 9, 2008
WHEN I was a young writer and wore a pencil behind my ear without a hint of irony, I swore a great many things. One was that I would never adapt anything. My ideas would spring anew from my dramatic imagination and the world would rejoice -- though...
| Dec 26, 2008
Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died. She was 81.
Kitt, whose saucy rendition of "Santa Baby" became a holiday pop music...
| Oct 24, 2008
The enduring popularity of "Blithe Spirit" owes as much to its archly whimsical premise as to the adept way that author Noël Coward dispatches his bon mots. Both are on display in the well-appointed Hermosa Beach Playhouse revival of this indestructible...
| May 12, 2011
Saying it became a chore to drive a particular car probably wouldn't catch your attention. Telling you that car was the 2011 Bentley Continental GT with a $215,675 price tag might.
For four days and just over 200 miles, I was witness to a car with face-...