| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:42 AM
In the first of the major 2014-15 season announcements from Chicago’s theaters, Northlight Theatre said Wednesday that its 40th anniversary season will include a fall production of Amanda Peet’s “The Commons of Pensacola,” an off-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
LONDON -- Hercule Poirot, the meticulous, mustachioed detective invented by legendary crime writer Agatha Christie, is to rise again 38 years after his literary demise, in a new novel commissioned by the Christie estate.
The mystery, as yet untitled,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
No other show in the history of television has journeyed as far and wide, as deep and high as the BBC's sci-fi classic "Doctor Who," which celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday.
Generations of fans have seen 11 incarnations of the Time Lord from...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
This is the week we say "whew" for the day in August that Rankman looked at his preseason top 25 and noticed only one FSU was penciled on his working list. It was Fresno State at No. 23. The countdown in the paper was already down to No. 15 when the...
| Dec 17, 2013
Asked whether or not she likes “Pretty Woman,” Alice Eve answers with an enthusiastic, “Of course!” The English actress defends the “classic film of my childhood” as a fairy tale and quotes in a New York accent, “...
| Nov 25, 2013
NEW YORK — Jefferson Mays, the extraordinary American actor at the core of the very witty new musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" cut his teeth doing the plays of August Strindberg with Anne Bogart. He was great in "Miss Julie" years...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Tom Cruise is a tiny, annoying fellow. Jack Reacher is huge and taciturn. So aside from the plot, Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" film — a decent actioner, but no "Bourne Identity" — has nothing to do with Lee Child's Reacher novels....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:35 PM
If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers.
World Book Night launched in Britain and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White.
OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
SINGAPORE -- ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the sales and distribution arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has unveiled a number of digital distribution and format deals in Asia.
In Singapore it signed a multi-year output agreement with Mediacorp to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"Murder for Two," a two-character spoof by Joe Kinosian (book & music) and Kellen Blair (book & lyrics) of an old-fashioned stage whodunit, is the first musical produced by Second Stage at its Uptown venue. Pity it lands with such a thud. The premise is...