| Jan 20, 2009
Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of "Phantom of the Opera," died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according...
| Sep 22, 2009
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Most TV fans of a certain age know the answer to the question, "Who played the Lone Ranger?"
Those who say Clayton Moore are correct, at least partially.
There was another actor who played the Masked Man on "The Lone Ranger" television series,...
| Dec 20, 2009
In times of political rot and confusion and pain, one needs something like cosmic silliness, not to make sense of things, but for those who don't expect a life after death, we need an experience, in this life, of the dream of heaven. Tossed into fear,...
| Jul 26, 2009
The Show That Smells
Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper
Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
| Aug 30, 2009
Homer & Langley
Random House: 208 pp., $26
E.L. Doctorow is the Lon Chaney of American fiction: man of a thousand faces, portrayer of a thousand lives. Since the publication of his first novel, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1960,...
| Mar 17, 2009
Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96.
FOR THE RECORD:
Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...
| Oct 26, 2006
TIM BURTON knows the dark side. He's not evil, exactly, but his films often take grotesque elements and twist them into something more endearing than repulsive.
Take the Pumpkin King in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who scares good boys and girls with...