| Sep 12, 2009
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
| Oct 15, 2009
Daniel Melnick, a producer and former head of production at MGM and Columbia studios who was known for making bold, literate and carefully crafted films that included "Network," "All That Jazz" and "Roxanne," has died. He was 77.
Melnick, who had...
| Nov 8, 2009
Save the Deli
In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 320 pp., $24
The wandering of the Jews is frozen in the marble of the corned beef on rye. The fall of the Temple, the...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 5:05 PM
Ex-president of Panama
Manuel Solis, 91, who served as president of Panama during Manuel Noriega's military regime, died of respiratory failure Friday at his home in Panama City, said Mitchell Doens, the secretary general of the...
| Jun 7, 2009
A Possible Satire
292 pp., $13.99 paper
It doesn't take a paranoid mind to fret over our state of hyper-marketing. Every Gatorade we buy at Vons, every Bed Bath & Beyond card we've registered for,...
| Jul 12, 2009
Im at Radio City Music Hall for the 2005 Tony Awards, billed as Broadways biggest night, though I always thought that was Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have never even seen a Tony show before. When God was doling out showbiz DNA, I must have missed out...
| Feb 2, 1987
As John Dunne sees it, a writer's life has two states: writing and having written. Right now Dunne is in the latter one and relieved. He finished his book, "The Red, White and Blue," on April 6, 1986, at 2:06 in the afternoon, he says with his passion for...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Sandra Spencer has no intention of seeing the hit Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon." Neither does Lynn Whitcomb.
The Longwood residents, two of Central Florida's estimated 61,000 Mormons, don't object to the play's jabs at their religion. It's the...
| Nov 10, 2013
In truth, there has been just one big new Richard Pryor pop-culture artifact of recent vintage, this year's Showtime documentary “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic.” But even that feels like a cavalcade, because Pryor lived such a vivid life,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Happy Harvest Kids Sale
Oct. 1-2. Rake in the savings at The Five Ladybugs Happy Harvest Consignment Sale. Beat the heat and shop the indoor boutique for all your childrens needs. Or sell your unwanted items and receive up to 70% of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....