| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Celebrity art shows usually don't merit much serious aesthetic consideration. But when the celebrity in question is Courtney Love -- the volatile Hole frontwoman and sometimes actress -- attention should be paid, if only to see how her outrageous...
| May 23, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Actor Michael Mckean, known for his roles in "Laverne & Shirley" and "This is Spinal Tap", is recovering Wednesday a day after he was struck by a car and injured while walking at the corner of Broadway and West 86th St.
McKean, 64, was crossing the...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The recent production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, won the Tony Award for revival of a play. Scott Rudin, one of the producer's of the revival, accepted the award and was joined on stage by...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:07 AM
There will be a staged reading of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” adapted by Hartford Stage senior dramaturg Christopher Baker, with direction by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson, currently represented on Broadway with the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Clearly part of the ensemble, the five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury knows how to make an entrance. So does James Earl Jones, who looks to be having more fun on stage than is legal....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Louvre Museum in Paris is facing accusations that it overcleaned a painting by Leonardo da Vinci -- "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne." Meryl Streep talks about her effort to help establish a women's history museum....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Broadway hit "Rent" will return off Broadway; Anthony Hopkins tests the musical waters; architect Michael Maltzan may have his big moment...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
| May 30, 2010
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
Random House: 640 pp., $35
The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:36 PM
"Muriel Spark: The Biography"
By Martin Stannard
W.W. Norton. 656 pages. $35
By nearly any measure Muriel Spark was a major 20th-century writer -- of longer fiction (twenty two novels); short fiction (sixty+ stories, published and republished in six...
| Jan 16, 2011
My Father at 100
Viking: 228 pp., $25.95
"Hinckley had loaded his pistol with a type of exploding bullet charmingly marketed as a Devastator," writes Ron Reagan, describing John Hinckley Jr.'s 1981 attempt to assassinate his...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Prolific author and playwright Gore Vidal has listed his Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000.
The 1929 Mediterranean villa of 4,782 square feet has a living room with a walk-in fireplace, a meditation room, a music room and an office. The main house...