| Dec 27, 2008
Dale Wasserman, a playwright best known for writing the book for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha" and the stage version of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died. He was 94.
Wasserman died Sunday of...
| Jun 22, 2008
All for a Few Perfect Waves
The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
HarperEntertainment: 476 pp., $25.95
Miki Dora has been called many things: "Kerouac in board shorts" (the London Times); "a deconstructor of the American...
| Dec 9, 2007
By Richard Rayner
"He had the build of a plunging halfback, with big shoulders and a neck like the stump of a Douglas fir," wrote Malcolm Cowley, who taught Ken Kesey in a writing class at Stanford in 1960. "Chapters of a novel were read aloud in a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:36 AM
A version of "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" sung by Judy Garland plays over the opening moments of "Four Days in Chicago," Haskell Wexler's documentary about the protesters who came town last year during the NATO summit. As Garland sings of State Street,...
| Jun 6, 2013
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| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Theatre Department will present “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” beginning Feb. 21.
The 1962 novel written by Ken Kesey was adapted into a successful film nearly a decade later. Pitt-Johnstown...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Sit down for coffee and conversation with Sophia Sinise (who goes by "Sophie" informally) and she seems like any other personable 24-year-old mulling over her career possibilities. Until she emerges from the ladies' room in the coffeehouse and gleefully...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
| Apr 15, 2012
Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — After two debates, one presidential and one vice presidential, we can fairly conclude that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are happy warriors.
They just smile and smile and smile.
Whereas President Barack Obama's smile during his debate...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Sometimes it takes a particular role to allow you to see an actor you've watched for years in a way you've never seen her before. Sometimes it takes a character who taps into something particularly close to the actor's own life experience. For Steppenwolf...