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Nora Ephron knew good. She celebrated, ever so cleverly, the pleasures of the balanced vinaigrette, key-lime pie, pastrami sandwich and true — if unexpected — love. She had her prejudices too. No patience for disheveled hair or, strangely,...
Tags: Shallots, Quiche, Cheddar Cheese, Pies and Tarts, Nutmeg
Comedian/Impressionist (Kathy Griffin,Miley Cyrus, Owen Wilson, Britney Spears and more) was a top 16 finalist on “America’s Got Talent." Her impressions have been seen and heard on “Frank TV” and “Family Guy." Melissa...
Liz Smith"WHAT HAVE I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?" sang Dusty Springfield and the Pet Shop Boys. SOMEWHERE, Alfred Hitchcock is probably wondering the same thing, in the wake of HBO's movie "The Girl," starring Sienna Miller and Toby Jones. It...
VarietyPeter Scolari, Christopher McDonald, Richard Masur, Stephen Tyrone Williams and Danny Mastrogiorgio are among the thesps lined up to appear alongside Tom Hanks in his upcoming Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy." Williams, seen this year in Off...
Seasoned book club members know that it's not just the books that draw people back time after time. It's the eating and reading together – and also checking out the host's great house – that turns such a solitary activity into a social one....
Moms At Work - Orlando SentinelNovelist and screenwriter Nora Ephron has died at age 71. She is probably best known for writing the movies Julie and Julia, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally; the hilarious and heartbreaking novel Heartburn and the touching memoir I Feel...
Liz Smith"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult," said Canadian feminist Charlotte Whitton back in the '70s. We don't want to dwell on tragedy -- every day there are losses everywhere. But...
Liz Smith"I HAVE the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion," said the 16th-century clergyman, Sydney Smith. I SUPPOSE it is an indication of how pallid are the personalities of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, that the current "scandal," involving...
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in this 1958 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St. Fat City — Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges star in this 1972...
Nora Ephron — journalist, essayist, novelist, blogger, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer, director, playwright, world-class cook and world-class friend — died June 26. I am so sad. In the month since Ephron's passing, I have spent...
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Evidence for emasculate perception: There are many stellar events these days celebrating the empowerment of women, but I keep running into powerful women at these occasions who seem perplexed by the fragility of the male ego.VarietyThere are many stellar events these days celebrating the empowerment of women, but I keep running into powerful women at these occasions who seem perplexed by the fragility of the male ego. That's understandable. A recent spate of films and books...
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Liz Smith"ALWAYS A godfather; never a god!" said the late Gore Vidal, delivered in his usual pithy manner. More on this anon. BUT FIRST, let's give a thumbs up verdict to "Hope Springs" -- a rare little movie that is really about something, starring Meryl...
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