| May 30, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Last week Steve Buttry posted an article at The Buttry Diary on the ways in which copy editing, if it is to survive, must change from copy editors' accustomed attitudes and practices. I urge you to read it; no, I implore you to read it. Mr. Buttry, though...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Over the years, many noted actors, such as Mildred Natwick, Edward Everett Horton, Mildred Dunnock, Charley Chase, Francis X. Bushman, Anita Gillette and Josh Charles, have hailed from Baltimore, and their paths to stardom often began by treading the...
| Mar 2, 2013
Peter Mullin cracks open the door of a 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne at the back of the auto museum bearing his name. He points out the intricate details of a vibrant Art Deco interior, restored to its original luster.
A small ashtray hangs on the inside...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:33 AM
John Wayne, Maurice Chevalier, and Anthony Quinn, left to right, share a laugh with producer Jerry Wald, far right, at rehearsals for Academy Awards....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The revival of Cole Porter's "Can-Can" that opened at the Pasadena Playhouse more than five years ago has come back to life and is now aiming for Broadway. Producers said Thursday that they are hoping to bring the high-kicking musical to New York in the...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:47 PM
When Elena Mauli was a little girl growing up in Paris in the 1980s, an old woman named Louise Brunet lived alone in an apartment above her family. When she died, no one came to collect her things.
The landlord allowed the other tenants to take...
| Dec 12, 2010
And The Show Went On
Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Alfred A. Knopf: 400 pp., $28.95
A lot has been written about the political, social and moral aspects of France under German occupation in World War II. Alan Riding, the former...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 4:22 PM
By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call The stormy finale of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 closed the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s 60th season Saturday night at Symphony Hall, ending one of the most engaging programs of its 2010-2011 classical...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Demian Bichir from 'A Better Life' is deserving of Oscar best actor glory...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" is reminiscent of another comical Steve — Allen — and his "Meeting of Minds" some years past. Both are quite entertaining, but ultimately more intellectually stimulating than out-and-out funny....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:22 PM
There are always contradictions within campaigns. One of the accusations leveled by Republicans against Barack Obama is that he is too “European,” and that he embraces a “European socialist vision” for America. He’s even...
| Sep 3, 2009
Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.