| Dec 15, 2011
Christmas is a sacred day to many, a time to celebrate with friends and family. You'd think comedians would make fun of it at their own peril.
But no less an authority than John Waters, an unabashed Christmas fan who will be bringing his "A John Waters...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
You might call this a requiem for reverence.
It seems that one Jeffrey Darnell Paul, a graphic artist from Miami Beach, had been tasked with creating a poster for a strip club's so-called "I Have a Dream Bash" last week in apparent "honor" of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The tweet went as follows:
"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?"
The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Let’s get to the first oft-asked question: What’s with the name “Lionel”? No last name? Nope. Mononymous, like God. Get over it.
The nom de radio actually comes from Al Pacino’s character in the 1973 film classic “...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
And there was much rejoicing by British-TV obsessives: Connecticut's own CPTV celebrates its 50th year of existence with a gala of Edwardian proportions at Torrington's Warner Theatre on Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. For $60 a head, participants...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Wavy Gravy's main claim to fame is being the head of the Hog Farm hippie commune that served free food to the masses at Woodstock some 43 years ago (and still survives to this day).
"What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000," he exclaimed...
| Dec 9, 2012
Either the world will end on Dec. 21, or it won't. Your view depends on whether you believe in a much-publicized but debunked interpretation of the Mayan calendar, or you don't. Here are 10 facts so amazing they may crack the time-space continuum:
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The performer bounds onto the stage, and even before the applause has died down he's standing in front of the microphone, riffing freely.
As his solo takes flight, he picks up the tempo, his thoughts rushing out in a torrent. Quickly, he develops...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 4:04 PM
For more than 20 years, a familiar sight at new music and experimental performances all over Southern California was a squat older woman who moved laboriously on a cane or a walker.
She would have been loath to claim it, but the late Dottie Grossman...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Directed by David Kennedy. English translation by Richard Wilbur. Through Aug. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177; http://www.westportplayhouse.org
In the past two decades, there’ve been...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:31 AM
When I worked in radio years ago, I had friends with bands always bugging me to play their music on the air. They didn’t realize the big system in place that has record labels dictating what songs radio stations can play, and all that other...