| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Last year, the Pageant of the Masters honored movie history with its production "The Big Picture." But this summer's offering, "The Art Detective," may surpass that effort in terms of combining high art with the aura of the multiplex.
The first clue...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When we think of Samuel Fuller — who was born 102 years ago today, in Worcester, Mass. — it’s as a filmmaker. “Pickup on South Street,” “Park Row,” “Shock Corridor,” “The Big Red One”:...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT STORIES do you read -- all about 'Gin Eagels,' the wild parties, the drinking. Do you believe all of it -- even the gossip that I take dope?"
That's Kim Novak in one of her innumerable "big" scenes in 1957's "Jeanne Eagels." This is an overwrought,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The energy is palpable in "Hair," the new production that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Guthsville Playhouse production of 1974-75.
It starts before the show even begins, as the "tribe" mills around outside on the lawn of Cedar Crest College'...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:29 PM
During a recent rehearsal for a new local production of the rock musical "Hair," 61-year-old Thomas Ortalano spontaneously starts singing the words to the song "Donna."
Before long, 19-year-old Tyler Fernandez and the rest of the young cast chime in and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Taking on Shakespeare's elderly tragic hero for the first time in his career, John Lithgow opened on Tuesday in "King Lear" in a new production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park.
While the Delacorte has seen its share of...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Testimony from an audit of the $200-million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints a picture of a runaway project that was eventually crippled by waste, dysfunction and cronyism....
| Jul 26, 2014
The house isn't a home. Not yet.
And, at 210 square feet, it's smaller than some walk-in closets. Smaller, even, than a dorm room.
Though its footprint is miniscule, innovations on display in the Tiny House may have a giant impact on how Americans...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints the picture of a runaway project that was eventually undermined by waste, dysfunction and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing.
Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:55 PM
There are so many ways to enjoy Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo that it might be best just to list them.
1. As a place to see exotic animals. Lincoln Park Zoo isn't America's biggest by any measure, but it packs an awful lot into its 49 acres on the city's...