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  • Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood

    Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966 This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
  • Diahann Carroll honing stage chops anew for Broadway 'Raisin'

    Diahann Carroll honing stage chops anew for Broadway 'Raisin'
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...
  • TCA Press Tour: 'American Horror Story: Coven's' Kathy Bates shreds NBC for canceling 'Harry's Law'

    A summer TV press tour panel about FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" briefly became a horror of its own for NBC when "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates took a colorful swipe at her former network. When asked whether it took a special project to lure her...
  • Truman Capote on the Sonny and Cher Show

     
    Novelist Truman Capote, left. plays Lord Nelson in a comedy sketch with Sonny and Cher....
  • Irving Penn photographs donated to Smithsonian

    Irving Penn photographs donated to Smithsonian
    A set of 100 photographs by the late Irving Penn is being donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The photos, which are being given by the Irving Penn Foundation, include rare street photographs dating from the 1930s and '40s,...
  • Review: 'Love, Marilyn' is a love letter to Marilyn Monroe

    Review: 'Love, Marilyn' is a love letter to Marilyn Monroe
    Watching "Love, Marilyn," Liz Garbus' pointed, poetic and occasionally overwrought documentary about the life of Marilyn Monroe, I kept thinking about "The Great Gatsby," another tragedy in two acts recently resurrected for our viewing pleasure. In each...
  • Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words

    Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words
    George Plimpton spent a lifetime stepping into other people's shoes. It's only fitting that he's finally talking about what it was like to walk in his own. That this is possible, 10 years after his death in 2003 when Plimpton was a robust 76, is due...
  • The 'Night Stalker' and the best of true-crime cinema

    The 'Night Stalker' and the best of true-crime cinema
    The strange saga of Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the "Night Stalker," who died Friday, had all the earmarks of a grungy low-budget thriller come to life. With his random, sensationalistic crimes, his startling capture by an angry mob and...
  • 'Plimpton!' documentary looks at George Plimpton's lives

    'Plimpton!' documentary looks at George Plimpton's lives
    George Plimpton's greatest story was his own life. There was very little the renowned journalist, writer and longtime editor of the literary journal the Paris Review didn't try. During a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century,...
  • A rich season for playwright Richard Greenberg

    A rich season for playwright Richard Greenberg
    NEW YORK — "I'm too tired to be anxious," said playwright Richard Greenberg, looking worn out with anxiety as he settled into a booth at a Chelsea diner. This neighborhood canteen, dubbed his "office" by the late theatrical agent Helen Merrill, is...
  • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' on Broadway to close on Sunday

    In the wake of largely negative reviews and falling box-office receipts, the current Broadway production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," starring "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke, will close on Sunday after opening on March 20 at New York's Cort...