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  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • Hollywood on black culture: Should it be looking forward not back?

     
    Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold....
  • 'House' recap: And the Emmy for best pustules goes to ...

     
    Fade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The ship’s doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,......
  • Cross-border pot smuggling tunnel has sophisticated features

     
    The drug tunnel found this week on the U.S.-Mexico border has several sophisticated features, officials said. The tunnel, discovered in a San Diego warehouse district, was one of the longest ever discovered and had several unique features that highlighted...
  • Pete Postlethwaite: 1946-2011

     
    The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...
  • Exclusive: With ‘Super 8,’ J.J. Abrams & Co. give ‘Spielberg Kids’ their comeback

     
    In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
  • Djimon Hounsou is the Angel of Death in the new ‘Paradise Lost’

     
    John Milton's epic poem is getting the Alex “The Crow” Proyas treatment early next year. He's landed Bradley Cooper to play Lucifer and Benjamin Walker as his Michael. And now there's an Angel of Death for the film. The great Djimon Hounsou...
  • Cajon Pass fire expected to be contained Monday

     
    A 1,200-acre brush fire that has burned for two days in the Cajon Pass, destroying several structures and forcing 1,500 residents to evacuate, was expected to be fully contained Monday, officials said. The fire broke out Friday about 12:45 p.m.......
  • 'The Tempest'

    'The Tempest'
    Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
  • Annual Manual Listings: Galleries & Museums

    Artspace, 50 Orange St., 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org. It’s the highest-profile gallery in town, thanks to its eye-catching location (the Chamberlain Building in Ninth Square), thought-provoking exhibits, handling of the ambitious annual City-Wide...
  • War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    The new exhibition at the Amistad Center, which draws from its permanent collection of sheet music (including Harold K. Simon and Michael Todd's Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson and Hassard Short from 1939, pictured), albums, war propaganda, news clippings,...