| Oct 29, 2008
Estelle Reiner, 94, a singer, artist and actress known for her cameo role in her son Rob Reiner's 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally," died Saturday, her family announced.
A cause of death was not given for Reiner, who was married to comedian Carl Reiner...
| Oct 3, 2008
Sure, it's a catfight with costume changes. But Clare Boothe Luce's 1936 comedy "The Women," now at Circus Theatricals, is also an acute look at the bad deals women make for security, financial and psychological. Diane English recently tried to update...
| Sep 28, 2008
YOU WOULD think they were talking about a defaced historical landmark, the way the gossip was going: "The place used to be so serene, I didn't even mind that it took three hours to get my hair done," said one highlighted regular of the John Frieda Salon...
| Jun 15, 2008
Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis owns four Toyota Priuses and is high on the waiting list to buy a $100,000 Tesla electric roadster. But when he heard about the new Honda FCX Clarity, a hydrogen-powered car that gets 270 miles on a tank and...
| May 5, 2008
It's not often that box office-numbers send such a clear message to the electorate. But last week's top movies -- "Baby Mama" and "Harold and Kumar 2: Escape from Guantanamo Bay" -- make two things perfectly clear: Americans are desperate for a good...
| Nov 11, 2007
Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
| May 24, 2006
THE crossroads of government regulation and car design has seen some nasty pileups. Please avert your eyes from the 1981 Fiat X 1/9, in the early days of 5-mph bumper regulations, which forced Bertone to bracket the edgy little car with moronic rubber...
| Mar 29, 1999
Mary Susan Herczog chronicled her battle with breast cancer in The Times from December 1997 to August 1998. Today, she updates us.
After going down the "how's this and how's that?" checklist and getting variations on "just fine, thanks" in response,...