| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's almost like something out of a novel by Jack Kerouac: In 2008, Anna Stothard landed at what must have been the last scruffy hotel in Venice Beach, a dingy pink monolith at the end of the wild road trip she took after finishing college. Before she...
| May 11, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Taylor Mead, an underground cinema legend whose comic charm and sense of the surreal inspired Andy Warhol and other seminal figures in the alternative film world, died Wednesday in Denver. He was 88.
A fixture of bohemian New York who was also a poet...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
COALINGA, Calif. — Jaime Ramirez stood in front of an oak tree, jagged and black from a plane crashing into it all those years ago.
He removed his white cowboy hat, closed his eyes and whispered, "Abuelo, Tío, estoy aquí." ("Grandfather, Uncle,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. BACKSTREET BOYS Two years ago, the Backstreet Boys spent New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square with television personality Dick Clark. This year, the group will spend New......
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The screen debut of "Kill Your Darlings" at Sundance Film Festival has created a lot of buzz, especially for the gay love scene between Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe and former Emmaus student Dane DeHaan. Director John Krokidas' "Kill Your Darlings".......
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
On Friday evening the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra closed its year-long Williams Center celebration of the orchestra’s 40th anniversary not with a bang or a whimper, but with a road trip. The journey took the form of composer/singer/songwriter...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Allen grad Amanda Seyfried and Emmaus grad Dean DeHaan will both see recent films have their premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah. Amanda's "Lovelace" and Dean's "Kill Your Darlings" are among the 115 films......
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Jack Kerouac's classic novel took more than 50 years to reach the screen, but director Walter Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera - reunited from "The Motorcycle Diaries" - finally got it done.
Based on the famous nonconformist Kerouac's journeys...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
It's a big country, as they say, and no one knows that better than Philip Caputo. In "The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean," the novelist, nonfiction writer and former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Ahmed Alsoudani: MATRIX 165
Runs through Jan. 6, 2013, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford. (860) 278-2670, wadsworthatheneum.org
Ahmed Alsoudani's meteoric rise as an artist with a worldwide reputation is the sort of...