| Nov 1, 2010
There are cartons of this stuff in attics all over America — the poems, pensées and grocery lists of yearning, dissatisfied people who at some time wished for an emotional coherence that was beyond their reach. These scribbles are of no great...
| Nov 18, 2010
Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote.
"Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet...
| Oct 28, 2010
The girl in the road didn't move as the headlights swept over her.
She wore a long blue dress that was soaked from the rain, and her feet were bare. The approaching driver slowed and reached for her cell phone, thinking the girl might have been in an...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 7:39 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Time does fly. It seems only like yesterday when the city of Newport Beach was converting an abandoned church overlooking the harbor into a city-assisted community theater dubbed the Newport Theatre Arts Center.
That was in 1980,...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:16 PM
With the arrival of the new year comes another batch of local stage productions. A pair of Arthur Miller dramas will help get 2011 off and running.
The first of these, "The Crucible," bows in Friday at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor Theater. Directed by...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Shakespeare still packs 'em in. There wasn't a vacant seat in sight at the opening of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at South Coast Repertory — and after word gets out, there'll likely be few throughout the run.
The Bard's most visually attractive,...
| Sep 4, 2010
It seems as though actress Scarlett Johansson had no sooner sold her old place in the Hollywood Hills than she and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, closed on a house in Los Feliz for $2.9 million.
Built in the late '60s, the restored Buff & Hensman-...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 1:00 PM
Stage, TV and screen actor Christopher Lloyd will star as Willy Loman in the Weston (Vt.) Playhouse production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" at Werner Centennial Center at Westminster School in Simsbury Tuesday Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
| Sep 22, 2010
Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire."
He was nearly 40 at the time,...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 11:50 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named by the General Assembly after Kent county in England. Its Indian name was Scatacook, meaning a place where a river divides.
ORIGINS: The area was originally part of the western lands formerly held by Hartford and Windsor. In...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:53 PM
"True Stories of False Confessions"
Edited by Rob Warden and Steven A. Drizin
Northwestern University Press, 514 pages, $27.95
Recent decades have seen more than 100 death row exonerations in the United States, sparking tough questions about how such...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 1:20 PM
The iconic Hotel Chelsea -- located in the heart of downtown Manhattan and once home to a number of legendary writers, artists and musicians -- is up for grabs.
The building's 15 shareholders, put the historic 12-story building on the market, after...