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  • Celebrity Scoop: Jonathan Kite

    When he was 4, Jonathan Kite, who plays lewd short-order cook Oleg on CBS' "2 Broke Girls," did his first impression. His dad was a movie buff, so Kite impersonated Peter Lorre. By the time Kite was 8, he had expanded his repertoire. His mom would take...
  • In the moment with Cate Blanchett

    In the moment with Cate Blanchett
    On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
  • Eugene Simon's 'Games of Thrones' role more than kissing cousin

    Eugene Simon's 'Games of Thrones' role more than kissing cousin
    When you're a young British actor starring in two hit series at once, even a visit to the U.S. isn't all down time. Eugene Simon wrapped up his 22-day stay Wednesday, but not before a round of phone interviews earlier in the week. The 19-year-old...
  • Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' strikes right notes

    Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' strikes right notes
    — Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has always yearned to burst into song. The 1964 novel features a healthy serving of Oompa-Loompa verse ditties, and both of its film adaptations boast numbers by notable songwriters: Anthony...
  • Word Play: A child's-eye-view of gender

    Word Play: A child's-eye-view of gender
    With the battle over California's Proposition 8 in the headlines this week, it's worth taking a look at children's novels that consider the subject of gender and sexual diversity. The 13-year-old narrator of Jacqueline Woodson's "From the Notebooks of...
  • Word Play: Going global

    Word Play: Going global
    Children's books translated or imported from other parts of the globe can be, well, a bit odd. Even the beloved Roald Dahl, a widely recognized classic in the world of children's literature, can be, for many American readers, an acquired taste -- less...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Playing With the Grown-Ups A Novel Sophie Dahl Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 272 pp., $24 "She does have children, you know," Kitty's magisterial grandfather would tell potential suitors who called looking for Kitty's beautiful mother, Marina. Kitty grew...
  • Milt Program Schedule Sept 08

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST THE BARN HOUSE Joining us in the studio tonight will be Ed Zotti, the editor of the syndicated column The Straight Dope and author of the new book The Barn House , which tells the story of Zotti attempting to rehab his old Chicago...
  • Henry Selick makes animation the old-fashioned way -- by hand, and scary

    In an age when cartoons are built around pristine computer-generated images and packed with jokes, Henry Selick still makes animation the old fashioned way -- by hand, and scary. Ben Simon of Animated-Views.com credits Selick as inventor "of a whole sub-...
  • In Las Vegas, chocolate seduces the senses

    In Las Vegas, chocolate seduces the senses
    Chocolate? It's not just a candy anymore. It's an experience here, one that comes with the requisite cravings to be satisfied in Vegas style. A bite into an Ethel M nugget, for instance, releases a flow of bourbon, Scotch or Irish whiskey in what becomes...
  • Monster Mash: Gustavo Dudamel in L.A.; Green Day breaks records; Brooke Shields photo removed

     
    --Star power: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel arrives in L.A. amid fanfare and a media commotion. --Rocking: Green Day's musical "American Idiot" breaks box-office records at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. --New job: Allison Vulgamore, who recently said she was...
  • Monster Mash: Gustavo Dudamel's wonder years; more NEA bickering; Anne Frank on YouTube

     
    -- Family album: Gustavo Dudamel's relatives talk about the conductor's early passion for music. -- Politics as usual: The National Endowment for the Arts' Rocco Landesman responds to attacks by Republican politicians. -- Nixed trip: The New York...