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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Subject to debate: The most famous book set in every state

    Subject to debate: The most famous book set in every state
    Literary lists are made to provoke debate, and this list from Business Insider of the most famous book set in every state (and the District of Columbia) is a clever way of starting 51 parlor disputes at once.  The list has two major flaws (another...
  • A. Scott Berg defines Woodrow Wilson

     A. Scott Berg defines Woodrow Wilson
    A. Scott Berg didn't enroll at Princeton until almost 100 years after Woodrow Wilson did. But by now, Berg is well acquainted with the man who led the nation into World War I and promoted (but couldn't get the U.S. to join) a League of Nations to help end...
  • 'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS

    'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS
    Mark Jan. 19 in your calendar, folks. That's the date "Sherlock" returns to PBS. The network Wednesday announced its winter/spring schedule, which also reminds fans that Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. In the new...
  • Carnett: Speech by any other accent would sound as sweet

    Ever used a phony accent to fool somebody? Yeah, me too. When I was an 18-year-old college student, in 1963, my buddy Steve and I tried to impress girls at the beach with our English accents. We'd recently appeared in a Shakespearean production on...
  • Review: 'Valentino's Ghost' hits media's portrayal of Arabs, Muslims

     Review: 'Valentino's Ghost' hits media's portrayal of Arabs, Muslims
    Writer-director Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost" connects the United States' Middle East foreign policy agenda to the American media's often negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It's a provocative, absorbing — and at times...
  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...
  • Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words

    Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words
    George Plimpton spent a lifetime stepping into other people's shoes. It's only fitting that he's finally talking about what it was like to walk in his own. That this is possible, 10 years after his death in 2003 when Plimpton was a robust 76, is due...
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival reflects changing attitudes

    Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival reflects changing attitudes
    These are heady days for the gay and lesbian community, with Supreme Court decisions and public-opinion polls reflecting startling shifts in views on issues such as gay marriage. Not surprisingly, the upcoming edition of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT...
  • Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith

    Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith
    We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...