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  • TV Picks: 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Cristela,' 'Uncle,' '50-Year Argument'

    TV Picks: 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Cristela,' 'Uncle,' '50-Year Argument'
    "Jane the Virgin" (CW, Mondays), "Cristela" (ABC, Fridays). It may seem too obvious or even a little patronizing to group these two series, each led by a young Latina actress, into a single pick; but that such a thing remains a rarity in network...
  • 'Smiling Through the Apocalypse' takes on an Esquire legend

     'Smiling Through the Apocalypse' takes on an Esquire legend
    The writerly pyrotechnics of the New Journalism had a major forum at Esquire, and Harold Hayes, the magazine's editor from 1963 to 1973, was the man igniting the fireworks. He shepherded rising talents who included Nora Ephron, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese,...
  • WATCH: Netflix Releases 'Print the Legend' 3D-Printing Documentary Trailer

    Will 3D printers change the world -- or fizzle in a morass of legal and technical improbabilities? Whatever your perspective, check out the official trailer for Netflix's original documentary pickup "Print The Legend," about the nascent American 3D...
  • Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy

    Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy
    “The Trip to Italy” is, in a sense, a sequel to “The Trip” (2010, released here in 2011), also directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The first film was an edited-down version of a six-episode...
  • Theater: Touchstone's season includes collaborations

    Touchstone Theatre of Bethlehem has announced its upcoming season and it is filled with collaborations, including with Allentown Public Theatre. "Collaboration is our middle name," says Bill George, Touchstone founder and ensemble member. "We love...
  • 'Dick Cavett's Watergate' a showcase of TV host's tenacity

    Dick Cavett is not the first name that pops to mind when contemplating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, but it does have the attraction of providing a completely new angle on a familiar if still-fascinating story. And as "Dick...
  • Handbag designer Kendall Conrad expands into footwear, brass jewelry

    Handbag designer Kendall Conrad expands into footwear, brass jewelry
    Accessories designer Kendall Conrad's face brightens on a recent morning in her sun-filled Abbot Kinney boutique as she flips through pages of playful owl sketches, images of black-and-white ceramic vessels with Minotaur faces and the color blue,...
  • Film Review: 'The 50 Year Argument'

    The history of The New York Review of Books is incisively celebrated and distilled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in "The 50-Year Argument," which takes us behind-the-scenes of editor Robert Silvers' storied weekly and finds, to its...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Gore Vidal's pointed witticisms fly again

    Gore Vidal's pointed witticisms fly again
    If you're starved for the kind of piercing wit rarely exhibited by today's movie heroes and villains, the archival company offered up in the documentary "Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia" is wholly satisfying. For decades until his death two years...
  • Look around you

    When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.  He's...