| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:16 PM
And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It stands proudly alongside...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Let's face it, you could choose anywhere to stay on a vacation in the U.S. from a Motel 6 to the Ritz, depending on your budget. But why not go for something with a sense of history and style that captures the elegance of a bygone era, like one of...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Ashley Lambert hopes her 2012 season in gymnastics will have a happier ending than 2011.
The level 10 gymnast with the World Class team was enjoying another successful season, with a state all-around title and regional crowns in the vault and floor...
| Mar 7, 2013
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“I know nothing about Chilean politics. I assume it has nothing to do with me. What, Gael Garcia Bernal is in it? Tell me more.” —Your possible initial impression of the drama “No.”
| Mar 7, 2013
"No" is a terrific film, and word got out very quickly at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where the Chilean docudrama deservedly made a lot of noise even though it played outside the main competition categories. No less than "Argo," "Lincoln" and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:24 AM
“Deathtrap” at Stage Door Theatre is a Rube Goldberg machine of a thriller, a complex device that accomplishes a simple task through a convoluted and whimsical series of chain reactions.
Maybe this is not an inspired staging, but it is a...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Writing literary fiction is a pursuit for neither the impatient nor the faint of heart. It takes years to learn the craft, then more years to break into the famously insular, heavily guarded world of high-level publishing. It's a slog, in short,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:42 PM
Nine months ago, Hall of Famer Karrie Webb earmarked half of her $200,000 first prize from the LPGA's Founders Cup for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to continue researching a cure for paralysis. This week brought the foundation's opportunity...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:37 PM
A Francois Truffaut retrospective, an animation festival and a screening of 1978’s “Superman” are among this week’s highlights....