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  • Courtney Love attempts her first gallery show

    Courtney Love attempts her first gallery show
    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...
  • Actor Recovering After Being Hit By Car While Walking In Manhattan

    Actor Recovering After Being Hit By Car While Walking In Manhattan
    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...
  • Tony Awards: 'Death of a Salesman' wins for revival of a play

    Tony Awards: 'Death of a Salesman' wins for revival of a play
    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...
  • "Pride and Prejudice" To Get Hartford Stage Reading

    "Pride and Prejudice" To Get Hartford Stage Reading
    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...
  • 'Gore Vidal's The Best Man' brings out the best of Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones on Broadway

     
    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....
  • Monster Mash: Louvre, Leonardo; Meryl Streep, women's museum

     
    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....
  • Monster Mash: 'Rent'-heads rejoice; music man Anthony Hopkins; Michael Maltzan's big moment

     
    Broadway hit "Rent" will return off Broadway; Anthony Hopkins tests the musical waters; architect Michael Maltzan may have his big moment...
  • Remembering Owsley "Bear" Stanley (1935-2011) [Audio]

     
    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......
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings 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,...
  • "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard

    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard
    "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...
  • Book review: 'My Father at 100: A Memoir' by Ron Reagan

    Book review: 'My Father at 100: A Memoir' by Ron Reagan
    My Father at 100 A Memoir Ron Reagan 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...
  • Hot Property: Gore Vidal lists Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000

    Hot Property: Gore Vidal lists Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000
    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...