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  • The Raven

    The Raven
    When I hear about an actor being cast to play somebody famous, I never really analyze it before seeing the movie. I didn’t think Jim Carey looked anything like Andy Kaufman, and he was great (and somehow got robbed of an Oscar nomination). Val...
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    Jiro Ono is an 85-year-old sushi chef. I think it’s safe to say he’s the best in the world. His place is the only restaurant of its kind to be awarded a 3 star Michelin review (the best, in what we’re told is a prestigious publication)....
  • Potato Heads: Connecticut Latke Throw Down at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford on Dec. 4

    Potato Heads: Connecticut Latke Throw Down at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford on Dec. 4
    Connecticut Latke Throw Down, Dec. 4, 2 p.m., $10-$25, The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford, (860) 236-1275, emanuelsynagogue.org. Five chefs, four judges and an MC participate in Emanuel Synagogue's Latke Throw Down on Sunday. No,...
  • 'The Sound and the Fury (April Seventh, 1928)' at REDCAT

    'The Sound and the Fury (April Seventh, 1928)' at REDCAT
    The first section of William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" is such a notorious brain twister that any attempt at straightforward dramatization would be almost as foolhardy as trying to resurrect the Old South. Told from the point of view of Benjy,...
  • Arthur Miller's one-act noir 'Some Kind of Love Story'

    Arthur Miller's one-act noir 'Some Kind of Love Story'
    Who knew Arthur Miller yearned to be Mickey Spillane? In his 1982 one-act, "Some Kind of Love Story," now at the Hayworth Theatre, the playwright serves up a dime novel plot complete with trench coats, bishop-tempting blonds and cops on the take....
  • 'I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era' by William Knoedelseder

    'I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era' by William Knoedelseder
    They came from New York, the Midwest, the Southern states, a great exodus of young comics traveling west in search of a few minutes with Johnny Carson. That's all it took to begin the migration: In 1972, "The Tonight Show" moved from New York to Burbank,...
  • TV this week Oct. 7 - Oct. 13

    MICHAEL APTED'S "49 Up" (airing as part of the documentary series "P.O.V."), the seventh installment in a documentary series that began in 1964, comes to American television this week. What had originally been a "glimpse of Britain's future" as embodied...
  • Movie review: Paper Heart -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Paper Heart -- 3 out of 5 stars
    Charlyne Yi is a mopey Plain Jane in her hoodie and fashionably unfashionable glasses, a conceptual comic, an Andy Kaufman for the viral-video generation. You can find her more-quizzical-than-funny sketches all over YouTube. She was right at home as the...
  • Charlyne Yi: The mystery behind 'Paper Heart'

    Charlyne Yi: The mystery behind 'Paper Heart'
    "That's such a rude question to ask!" Charlyne Yi is giggling because she's being asked for the umpteenth time if rumors of her break-up with supposed beau and Paper Heart co-star Michael Cera are true. "She's heartbroken," announced online gossip Perez...
  • "SNL": We'll Re-Air Carlin Premiere

     
    Here's a unique tribute from "SNL," just announced: The classic, which BEGAN 33 years ago with a classic edition featuring George Carlin, will re-air that episode in its entirety this weekend. Carlin "SNL" clips have been all over the......
  • 'SNL' : The Five Things I Learned

     
    Here are the five things I learned from watching the very first episode of "Saturday Night Live," which NBC aired this weekend as a tribute to the show's host, George Carlin. 1. John Belushi played a character who lived......
  • Frank: Mighty Mac?

     
    Barney Frank's latest on McCain: "He???s been irrelevant to the process. He remains to be. I was afraid that his dropping in here, like Andy Kaufman???s Mighty Mouse???'here I am to save the day'???I thought that would slow things down.......