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  • Review: 'Brief Encounters' by Dick Cavett

    In "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks," a welcome sequel to 2010's "Talk Show," Dick Cavett covers a lot of ground in a collection of erudite and witty pieces: from writing jokes for the comedy-impaired Art Linkletter to collaborating with Mel Brooks on improvised beer commercials.
  • 134 Documentary Features To Vie for Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced Friday that 134 films have been submitted for the documentary feature category for the 87th Academy Awards. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December. Several of the 134 films have...

    H.L. Mencken was an acerbic critic of American life

    H.L. Mencken was an acerbic critic of American life
    Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken died in 1956 at the age of 75. Mencken has been referred to as the "Sage of Baltimore". Primarily, Mencken was a journalist. For most of his career, he was a reporter and a columnist for The Baltimore Sun. He was also a...

    REVIEW: 'Romulus' by Oracle Theatre ★★★

     REVIEW: 'Romulus' by Oracle Theatre ★★★
    They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but its final collapse takes place over one histrionic 24-hour period in Gore Vidal's "Romulus," which he adapted from Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus the Great." It's the Ides of March, and if you...

    Dick Cavett dishes on showbiz greats

    Dick Cavett dishes on showbiz greats
    In his new book, "Brief Encounters," a collection of his New York Times columns, professional raconteur Dick Cavett shares stories about his brushes with showbiz greats, including a surprise phone call from Marlene Dietrich and meeting with John Lennon...