| Sep 27, 2010
| 10:33 AM
Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has...
| Jul 25, 2010
"There are many types of genres," declares the busy spine of Dash Shaw's monumental 2008 graphic novel, "Bottomless Belly Button" (Fantagraphics: 720 pp., $29.99) "This is: family comedy/drama/horror/mystery/romance." It's as much taxonomical cheat...
| Jul 25, 2010
"'Course it's a legend. But legends be the only stories as is true."
Grandpa, in "Misty of Chincoteague," by Marguerite Henry
As he motors his pontoon boat away from the dock and into one of the shallow channels that surround Chincoteague Island, tour...
| Sep 19, 2010
James Bacon, the longtime syndicated Hollywood columnist and reporter whose career covering the film capital began in the late 1940s with the Associated Press, has died. He was 96.
Bacon, whose long career also included small roles in movies such as...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 12:26 PM
Attention pregnant women: No, you cannot spring the baby early because you're tired of swelling, heartburn and frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet another study shows that being born even a few weeks early is not healthy for the baby. In the new study,...
| Aug 1, 2010
A Brother's Memoir
Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper
Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25
Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Aug 4, 2010
Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72.
"Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson...
| Apr 3, 2010
Influenza has for years ravaged domesticated chickens. Now scientists suggest that a small piece of duck DNA might protect the farm birds against the virus -- saving commercial flocks and lessening the possibility that humans could be exposed to dangerous...
| Nov 3, 2010
Young actress in 'Lion King'
Shannon Tavarez, an 11-year-old girl who starred on Broadway in "The Lion King" and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many, died Monday at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. She...
| Aug 10, 2010
Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud."
But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...