| May 5, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
| Mar 25, 2014
Raised in Chicago and now a resident of Los Angeles, Lucas Neff is best known to television viewers as Jimmy Chance, the young dad on the Fox series "Raising Hope" whose series finale is scheduled to air on Friday, April 4. And he's the first to admit...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
| Apr 26, 2014
The show: "The House That Will Not Stand" at New Haven's Yale Repertory Theatre
What makes it special?: Co-world premiere of a play by Marcus Gardley.
First impressions?: It takes a bit to get into the rhythms, language and music of this stylized...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Developer Raymond Sarlot was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark, the Chateau Marmont, in 1975.
Long a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:48 PM
When Gwyneth Paltrow stirred controversy this week by comparing her daily struggles with Internet trolls to the “dehumanizing” experience of soldiers at war, she messed with the wrong woman: Cindy McCain.
Hearing about Paltrow’s...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:20 PM
The National Endowment for the Arts announced its latest round of funding, awarding 15 grants to Connecticut arts groups, totaling $1,024,200.
Receiving the largest funding is the state office of the arts under the Department of Economic and Community...
| May 19, 2014
They are beloved by children and adults alike, symbols of global culture and performance. Puppets. And, a local gallery filled with these elaborate figures is experiencing a renaissance, like the art form itself. "The Ballard Institute and Museum of...
| Mar 23, 2014
Athol Fugard has written plays about the ravages of Apartheid, about life in South Africa amid the AIDS epidemic, and of clashes of conscience, class and art.
But the South African dramatist's latest work, "The Shadow of the Hummingbird", is a different...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
My TV crew and I often enjoy the rare privilege of filming inside Europe's great museums and palaces on days when they are closed to the public. For this honor, we sign up months in advance, often pay dearly, and never regret it. While the logistics of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.
Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...