| Apr 14, 2012
| 2:29 PM
There are lots of book clubs in Lehigh Valley -- but the best book clubs are the ones with the best recipe books as well. Pennsylvania book club fare doesn't have to be limited to coffee cake.
Seasoned Lehigh Valley book club members know that it's not...
| Mar 9, 2009
As readers of this section probably already know, Barbara Walters and her cohorts from ABC's "The View" are coming to the Walt Disney lot to do a week's worth of shows starting today. This column spoke with Walters by phone last week and is pleased to...
| Aug 16, 2008
"She is a bright, talented actress," Noel Coward once wrote of Julie Andrews, "and quite attractive since she dealt with her monstrous English overbite."
Pure Coward—except that it isn't. Banged out on an old Olympia typewriter in 1991, this...
| Jan 5, 2010
Last spring, Wired magazine ran a mini-feature on how to make small talk. The tone was that of a pep talk, the advice poignantly remedial. The overall effect was to make the heart bleed for the presumed social ineptitude of the magazine's tech-savvy...
| Jun 27, 2010
How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman
Crown: 320 pp., $25
Robert K. Wittman has saved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art: Goyas and Brueghels, Renoirs and Rembrandts, a...
| Jul 9, 2007
LOS ANGELES has a way of plowing under its landmarks. It is a corollary of our enthusiasm for the new and a consequence of our free-spirited capitalism that local institutions are sacrificed to progress. The great old steakhouses have largely faded into...
| Aug 12, 2009
At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
| Jun 13, 2008
| 1:22 PM
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95)
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95)
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho ($13.95)
4. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje ($13.95)
5. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones ($12)
6. No One...
| Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date.
Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| Sep 12, 2008
In George Cukor's 1939 movie "The Women," the female characters twitter and gabble like a shaken cage full of canaries. In the 1956 MGM musical remake "The Opposite Sex," they declaim their feelings, or belt them out in song. Diane English's new remake...
| Dec 19, 2007
IN Hollywood, if you want to make a movie about gangsters, the man to see is Nicholas Pileggi. After spending years covering crime as a journalist, Pileggi wrote "Wiseguy," a portrait of a young mobster's rise to prominence that he adapted into Martin...
| Mar 12, 2008
As an evolutionary biologist, I look at New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's now-public sexual indiscretions and feel justified in saying, "I told you so."
One of the most startling discoveries of the last 15 years has been the extent of sexual infidelity...