| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
It may be impossible to write a drama about politics that doesn’t come off as ham-handed, over-the-top, and laughable. This is probably because actual politics reverberate with mundane news-cycle non-events, punctuated by overseas disasters and...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:47 AM
DreamWorks Animation will create the first Netflix original series for kids -- a show based on next summer's animated film "Turbo."
The new series, "Turbo: F.A.S.T." -- short for "Fast Action Stunt Team" -- is to debut in December in the United States...
| Feb 13, 2013
Phone rates: In the Feb. 12 Business section, a column about rising rates for basic telephone service said that Verizon had raised its monthly rate for basic phone service by $1.90 in 2010. The monthly increase was $1, to $20.91.
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Last week, NetFlix made available to the public the complete first season of their new TV series "House of Cards." This meant that a viewer could watch all 13 hours of the show, one after another. And people did.
This is known as binge viewing....
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The sex lives of modern cities — Berlin in the 1920s, New York or San Francisco in the 1970s — tend to be characterized in terms of underground cabarets and over-the-top discos, of fast times fueled by carefree hedonism.
But the sex life...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Christopher Plummer has been tapped to receive the 13th annual Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
Kudo is handed out every year to recognize a prominent legiter for a notable body of work. Prior winners of the laurel include James...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer will be honored this spring with the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford,
Plummer will receive the award at a fundraiser in at the Edison Ballroom in New York...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Since George Clooney turned his play "Farragut North" into the Oscar-nominated movie "The Ides of March," writer Beau Willimon has become a highly sought after talent by theater companies across the country.
His new stage drama, "The Parisian Woman,"...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:16 AM
NEW YORK— Early in "Glengarry Glen Ross," as David Mamet brilliantly employs the scene-blackout-scene rhythm he learned sweeping floors at Chicago's Second City cabaret, Shelley can't-close-a-deal Levene is told that he cannot have the "premium...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
LONDON -- James McAvoy ("Atonement") will lead a new West End production of "Macbeth," adding to the burgeoning number of star-driven productions with Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones and Kim Cattrall headlining in the London 2013 legit season.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:37 PM
In the film “A Better Life,” Mexican actor Demián Bichir stars as an East L.A. gardener, an undocumented immigrant who’s doggedly pursuing the American dream. On Wednesday, Bichir, who immigrated to the United States some 20 years ago to...