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  • 'Tobacco Road' at La Jolla Playhouse

    'Tobacco Road' at La Jolla Playhouse
    WHEN "Tobacco Road" premiered on Broadway in 1933, it pushed the envelope with its unsavory depiction of rural poverty. Would theatergoers looking for a fun night out want to have their noses rubbed in the degrading conditions of destitute Georgia...
  • A drama critic's turn to face the music

    A drama critic's turn to face the music
    Critics don't get much respect. (Pause here for raucous laughter.) If you doubt it, look up the word "critic" in any book of quotations and see what you find. H.L. Mencken's "New Dictionary of Quotations" is full of zinger after zinger, most of which...
  • Robert B. Radnitz dies at 85; Hollywood producer of distinguished family films

    Robert B. Radnitz dies at 85; Hollywood producer of distinguished family films
    Robert B. Radnitz, an English teacher turned movie producer who made some of Hollywood's more distinguished family fare, including "Sounder" and "Island of the Blue Dolphins," has died. He was 85. Radnitz died Sunday at his Malibu home from complications...
  • Karl Malden dies at 97; Oscar-winning actor

    Karl Malden dies at 97; Oscar-winning actor
    Karl Malden, a versatile Oscar-winning actor who built a six-decade Hollywood career playing heroes and heavies -- and, often, relatable ordinary men -- yet who was certain he was best known as a commercial pitchman for American Express, has died. He...
  • William Ayers: No comment, thank you

     
    by Mark Silva Willliam Ayers, the Chicago education professor and former leader of the 1960s Weather Underground, has been villified in the presidential campaign underway as a "washed up terrorist'' - with Democrat Barack Obama, who has served on civic......
  • Karl Malden

     
    And now, Karl Malden is gone. Please go to the jump for my obit. The LA Times obit crossed a few hours ago. He was not a big TV star, by any means, though fans of "Streets of San......
  • Theater review: 'Orpheus Descending' at Theatre/Theater

     
    The matchless dramatic poetry of Tennessee Williams elevates "Orpheus Descending," which gets its sprawling due at Theatre/Theater. This dark 1957 riff on the Orpheus myth receives a spare, evocative rendition by documentary filmmaker Lou Pepe, his...
  • Rue McClanahan, from theater to television and back again

     
    Rue McClanahan, who played the aging Southern belle Blanche Devereaux in the hit NBC comedy series "The Golden Girls," died Thursday at age 76. Reports said she passed away after suffering a stroke at a New York hospital. The actress......
  • Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Dies

    Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Dies
    Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress whobrought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux tolife on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76. Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday at1 a.m. at New...