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  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends.
  • 11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s

    11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s
    Artist Andy Warhol was an enigmatic figure, so when his diaries were published after his death they caused a sensation. Sometimes gossipy, other times insightful, and often mundane (he constantly notes the cost of taxi rides), they showed that the man who...

    Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute

    Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute
    He may not have the enduring popularity of Johnny Carson, but Merv Griffin's charm, wit and intelligence made the talk-show host one of the masters of the genre. Just as contemporary talk shows feature actors, musicians and celebrity chefs hawking their...

    A little coffee table offering from Barbra

    "TALENT HITS a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer. ABOUT A year ago, at one of Peggy Siegal's amusing luncheons in NYC's The Monkey Bar, I was seated next to a young man who wore a big fuzzy...

    Sundance Film Festival 2015: Comedians get serious in new movies

    Sundance Film Festival 2015: Comedians get serious in new movies
    The Sundance Film Festival is often a place where film actors can try on new guises outside the high-pressure, pigeonholing world of mainstream Hollywood. But when the indie fest gets underway next month, it will bring a very particular kind of...