| Sep 19, 2010
The Widower's Tale
Pantheon: 402 pp., $25.95
The outspokenly fuddy-duddy 70-year-old patriarch at the center of "The Widower's Tale," Julia Glass' class-consciousness-raising new novel, is a recently retired Harvard librarian named...
| Feb 13, 2011
Betty Garrett, a comedic actress who was a fixture in such MGM musicals as "On The Town" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," a regular on the television series "All in the Family" and "Laverne & Shirley" and a star on Broadway and in Los Angeles theater...
| Mar 24, 2011
Tony-nominated stage and screen actress
Helen Stenborg, 86, a Tony-nominated stage, film and TV actress who was the wife of the late Tony Award-winning actor Barnard Hughes and mother of the Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes, died...
| May 22, 2011
In 1930, Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias and his wife, Rose, traveled to the island of Bali in Indonesia and promptly fell in love with what they saw. They stayed nine months, soaking up the natural beauty and distinct culture. Covarrubias later wrote a...
| Aug 14, 2011
"Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun." To that, lyricist Noel Coward could have added bargain-seeking golfers. If you thought Las Vegas hotel prices dropped when the mercury climbs skyward, wait until you see the green fees at nearby courses....
| Sep 8, 2008
There are celebrities so well-known that they need to use only one name. The housing equivalent is Pickfair, the Beverly Hills Georgian manor whose name instantly summons images of old Hollywood and the days of glamour and opulence.
Pickfair has been...
| Oct 4, 2008
Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment.
Actress Julianna Margulies may have...
| Oct 17, 2008
Paul Mullin's "The Sequence," currently at The Theatre @ Boston Court, chronicles the race between two scientists to map the human genome. Drawn from real-world events, this flashy and ambitious new play spotlights an important scientific breakthrough but...
| Dec 27, 2007
"The Orphanage" made its illustrious debut at the Cannes Film Festival this year and, as its deeply unsettling story of mothers, children and ghosts unfolded on the screen, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona heard a noise in the dark that gave him a...
| May 1, 2008
The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
| Jul 6, 2008
Recalling Bramwell Tovey's debut with the Philharmonic at Disney Hall in May 2007 (he had already guest conducted at the Bowl) in a program that included Elgar's "Enigma Variations," Borda says he gave "one of the greatest verbal program notes I had...