Story | Sep 1, 2011 | 9:13 AM
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Column | Mar 29, 2012 | 5:00 PMNEW YORK —There is something uniquely appealing, entertainment history reveals, about urban urchins in cloth caps, be they Parisian waifs, London pickpockets or unflaggingly optimistic New York orphans. If they sing and dance and have lost a parent or two, all the better. And if they sell newspapers for a living? Then they become fresher-faced and more empathetic versions of the archetypal ink-stained wretch, battered as these boys are between the mean streets and the selfish scoops of their mercurial bosses, obsessed, then and now, with their declining circulation.
Story | Oct 14, 2011 | 4:33 PM
Art and political protest have historically gone hand in hand, each feeding off the anger, the idealism and the creativity of the other. Occupy LA, the grassroots movement now entering its third week in downtown, is no exception.
Story | Dec 7, 2011 | 4:35 PM
Harry Morgan, who died Wednesday at age 96, could command your attention while still seeming quite ordinary. That was Harry Morgan's particular magic.
Story | Dec 20, 2011 | 4:33 PM
Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...