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  • Toronto Film Review: 'Top Five'

    "Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts ("Head of State," "I...
  • Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview

    Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview
    A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: 'Half of What I Say is Meaningless' by Joseph Bathanti; Mercer University Press (160 pages, $25) Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, "Half of What I Say Is Meaningless"...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers" by Mike Sacks; Penguin (480 pages, $18) Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
  • 'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

    'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival
    "Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the...
  • Go Away With ... Carl Reiner

    Go Away With ... Carl Reiner
    Carl Reiner created "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and directed films such as "The Jerk." He has won multiple Emmys, a Grammy and, in 1999, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. His books include "All Kinds of Love," "Enter Laughing" and his...
  • Emmys 2014 winners list

    Emmys 2014 winners list
    The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday during an NBC broadcast. Here is a list of the winners and nominees. Winners are marked with an asterisk (*). Outstanding Drama Series * "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of...
  • Emmys 2014: Who will prevail in the guest-acting categories?

    Emmys 2014: Who will prevail in the guest-acting categories?
    The Creative Arts Emmys will be handed out beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Although most of the 80 categories probably hold little interest to those who aren't friends, family or colleagues of the nominees, the...
  • Emmys 2014: Jimmy Fallon, Uzo Aduba lead Creative Arts winners list

    Emmys 2014: Jimmy Fallon, Uzo Aduba lead Creative Arts winners list
    "Scandal" guest star Joe Morton and "Saturday Night Live" host Jimmy Fallon led the list of surprise winners Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, while Uzo Aduba beat out Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy to pick up her first Emmy for "Orange Is the New...
  • 'True Detective,' 'OITNB,' Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "True Detective" and "Orange Is the New Black" emerged from Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards with key wins and momentum heading into next week's Primetime Emmycast. "Saturday Night Live" led the field overall with five...
  • Seinfeld's new venture: Coffee talk

    Seinfeld's new venture: Coffee talk
    Jerry Seinfeld could have taken his gazillion-dollar "Seinfeld" fortune, gone merrily on his way and never worked again, but he decided two years ago to launch the Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on Sony's Crackle.com. The show is...