| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
On a recent afternoon, Neil Patrick Harris was standing in a large rehearsal room at the Hollywood United Methodist Church on Franklin Avenue. With a cup of coffee in one hand, he calmly observed a musical scene between actors Aaron......
| Jul 12, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Welcome to a block party of one. Sitting on a set of stairs in the middle of a bare stage, Dael Orlandersmith recounts close encounters of the urban kind in âStoop Stories,â which played last week as part of the......
| Aug 15, 2010
Ann Taylor is in the midst of an extreme makeover.
The women's apparel chain is trying to shake its "Corporate Cathy" image with the help of a design overhaul, updated stores and a new celebrity spokeswoman — Naomi Watts — all in a bid to...
| Feb 4, 2011
The odd coupling of tradition and trendiness that characterizes Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Full Circle Bar, a watering hole on a quiet block that dead-ends at an expressway.
Here, young urbanites, who...
| Jul 3, 2011
Ten Thousand Saints
Ecco: 400 pp., $26.99
"Ten Thousand Saints" is a whirling dervish of a first novel — a planet, a universe, a trip. As wild as that may sound, wonder of wonders, the book is also carefully and...
| May 15, 2011
In December 2004, TV viewers started to tune in to a reality show that documented the dramatic details of producing a runway collection, and with it came a familiarity with infectious little catchphrases such as "make it work, people" and "auf...
| Mar 19, 2010
| 4:34 AM
I was having lunch with a friend yesterday who is sensing a bit of "Project Runway" fatigue. She largely blames Lifetime and thinks there was a drop in quality in the show's producing from the move from Bravo. I personally......
| Sep 2, 2008
NEW YORK -- 5,140 performances. After 12 years, "Rent" is closing in New York. And depending on whom you talk to, it's either the end of a colorful era on Broadway, or the End of Days.
Jonathan Larson's rock- fueled fable of AIDS-ravaged friends in New...
| Nov 4, 2008
The charged coffeehouse conversations. The constant punching of states on computerized electoral college maps. ( Florida -- red or blue?) The mesmerizing hours in front of Fox, CNN and YouTube.
It's time for this to end.
Across time zones and...
| Apr 6, 2008
THERE is no such thing as a Richard Jenkins movie, though he's been in more than 70 of them. Even in his best-known role -- as the mortuary paterfamilias, Nathaniel Fisher, on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" -- Jenkins was dead, haunting the characters...
| Dec 19, 2007
The Iraqi woman with bone-thin hands and a beauty mark on her right cheek holds secrets in her scarf.
It is yellow and stained with blood, and it made the journey with Nour Khal from a dark road in Basra to an airy bedroom in Manhattan. Now it is...