| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Opening Friday, the new thriller "Non-Stop" is an entertaining time killer you wouldn't mind seeing on a long flight, as long as that flight weren't bedeviled by the sort of dramatic complications the movies have found irresistible for nearly a century....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:25 PM
For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight.
Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper.
China: The Whole...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Even people who ordinarily find ballet a tough nut to crack can find themselves falling for the charms of "The Nutcracker." Set to an ear worm-filled score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells a Christmas Eve story of childhood and fantasy, toys and sweets,...
| Jul 19, 2013
The cast of “Veronica Mars” is still shooting the show's big-screen comeback, but writer Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell and the […]...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:33 PM
If Broadway buzz is your thing, then you're going to love the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season. In a major coup for South Florida, the inaugural tour of"War Horse" is included among them.
The spate of musicals...
| Nov 27, 2011
Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, I discovered something I thought no longer existed — an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST: One of the nice things about Agatha Christie's Unexpected Guest is how expected so much of it is. There's a reason in the publishing world such mysteries are called "cozies." The mysterious butler. The mysterious stranger. The...
| Jun 16, 2011
Alice Ozma's father read to her every night before bed for 3,218 days straight. "The Streak," as Ozma and her father, Jim Brozina, called it, began when Ozma was in fourth grade and didn't stop until the day she moved into her college dormitory when she...