| Sep 27, 2008
| 4:22 PM
Whoa. I can't believe Paul Newman is dead. This is sort of a food post, considering all those salad dressings and popcorn his name was on. I saw Paul Newman once when he came back to his alma mater, Kenyon......
| Jun 11, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Owl Meat seems to feel a little negative about his guest post today -- at least he calls it 'subdued,' which of course means that I love it. (OK, I did have to kill out the photo of Johnny Cash......
| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Now things are really getting started on So You Think You Can Dance -- we'll really see how these new rules and pairings with all-stars are going to play out.Right off the bat, though, it's a little weird -- they......
| May 26, 2002
Second in an occasional series
NEW YORK -- No doubt John Waters meant it fondly when he quipped: "Come to Baltimore and be shocked."
Now his vision of 1960s Baltimore is headed to Broadway, where, with the help of a team of designers, the musical...
| Jun 15, 2003
NEW YORK - The elements all are there: A ball gown, a lost glass object, even a fairy godfather.
Most of all, this real-life fairy tale has, at its center, a beautiful woman who worked very hard for a very long time before her dream - one she never...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Author Evan S. Connell, best known for his novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," died in his home in Santa Fe, N.M., according to family members. He was 88.
Connell was a recipient of the 2010 Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89.
Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Evan S. Connell Jr., a literary iconoclast whose writings as a novelist, poet, essayist and historian won the admiration of critics and a cult-like following of discerning readers with books on subjects as eclectic as Midwestern provincialism, the...
| Jul 24, 2012
A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...