| Jun 27, 2010
If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two.
The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside down:...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Broadway audiences can look forward to a lot of artful pauses during Martin McDonagh's new play, "A Behanding in Spokane." That's because Christopher Walken -- master of the unpredictable dramatic delivery -- is set to star in the dark stage......
| Feb 14, 2008
IT'S not an accident, obviously, that “Definitely, Maybe” is opening on today of all days. This is a film bound and determined to do whatever it takes to be your Valentine. If it had trusted itself more, it might even have succeeded.
| Dec 19, 2008
Lovable rodents and a fussy French chef -- there's a soupçon of "Ratatouille" in "The Tale of Despereaux," but this old-fashioned fable cares not a whit about culinary competition or entrepreneurial triumph. It revolves around matters as elemental as...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...
| Nov 1, 2009
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...
| Mar 8, 2009
In the shattered calm of the Mexican night, sitting atop a railroad tanker car, Cary Joji Fukunaga didn't yet know that a man was being murdered. But he'd heard the screams, gunshots and shouts in Spanish of "Bandits!" and he was bracing to make a run for...
| Apr 5, 2009
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John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning stage play "Doubt" tells the story of a brittle nun and the likable priest she accuses of child sexual abuse, and on stage at least, "Doubt's" measured, troubling inquiry into...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
ALL IS LOST 4 stars. Robert Redford delivers the performance of his career in J.C. Chandor's majestic, melancholy film about a solo mariner, stranded on his sailboat in the Indian Ocean. 1 hr. 46 PG-13 (profanity, adult themes) Steven Rea
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The ratings success of "The Sound of Music" on NBC suggests there's a huge audience for more musicals on television. But what to stage next?
The Carrie Underwood "Music" sparked discussions about what musical television should be. TV executives would be...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
In March 1995, 17-year-old Jeffrey Howorth loaded his father's rifle and patiently waited for his parents to return to their Lower Macungie Township home. His father, George, arrived first and was shot five times. He died instantly. His mother, Susan, was...