| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:16 PM
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)....
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Across the street from a school named for one of the earliest explorers of this area, Frenchman Robert de La Salle, sits Twin Anchors, a venerable Old Town restaurant/saloon that has seen its share of history in more than 75 years of serving ribs and...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:49 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2008
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....
| Aug 27, 2009
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,...
| Oct 11, 2008
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,...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2008
They say that timing is everything in comedy. What "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America" (Twelve: 384 pp., $45) makes clear is what a time and place 20th century America was for the art. In this chock-full-of-photos volume, authors Laurence...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
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......
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
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......
| Sep 25, 2008
| 4:30 PM
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.......
| Feb 12, 2009
| 4:30 AM
Watch this video. Watch it now. Drop whatever you're doing. I don't care what your doing. Just drop it. And watch this video. It is a "Late Show" classic for the ages -- Joaquin Phoenix as truly the strangest......