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  • With 'A Catered Affair,' Porchlight looks to a new era

    With 'A Catered Affair,' Porchlight looks to a new era
    In this season of artistic change at several Chicago theaters, the Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago is next up at bat. Under its former artistic director, L. Walter Stearns (who now runs the Mercury Theater on Southport Avenue), Porchlight staged...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    East of the West A Country in Stories Miroslav Penkov Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 226 pp., $24 Miroslav Penkov hit American shores in 2001 (he was 21) from his native Bulgaria, and he hasn't stopped writing (or winning prizes for his wild, homesick...
  • Stage Left mostly succeeds with tales from the campaign trail

    Smart, fleet-footed and firing enough enthusiastic F-bombs to feel true-to-life, Beau Willimon's 2008 behind-the-scenes look at wheeling and dealing on a presidential campaign is savvy enough to understand what audiences want to see. The maneuvering and...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • Gore Vidal's spat with Charlton Heston over gay 'Ben-Hur' subtext

    Gore Vidal's spat with Charlton Heston over gay 'Ben-Hur' subtext
    Back in the Jurassic Age before Twitter, celebrities used to settle scores in public by writing letters to newspapers. One of the liveliest dust-ups in memory took place in the pages of the L.A. Times between actor Charlton Heston and Gore Vidal, the...
  • Gore Vidal R.I.P.

    Gore Vidal R.I.P.
    The Gore Vidal obits mainly got it right. He was a fine novelist as well as a talk-show friendly celebrity writer. He was a pompous egghead who could also swear and get scrappy when caught short for the right words. And he did more things, at a higher...
  • Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires

    Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires
    In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
  • Mr. Vidal's copy editor

    The other day I praised Gore Vidal's Lincoln, mentioning in particular the accuracy of its historical details.  Now I learn that the estimable Heidi Landecker, now of The Chronicle of Higher Education, was the fact checker for the book (which she did not...
  • American originals

    Some of you have been generous enough to inform me, here or on Facebook or at Twitter, that you do not share my esteem for the writings of Gore Vidal. You perhaps do not care for his politics or his prose style or his morality or his person. Perhaps his...
  • Raising Curtains on the Hartford Theater Scene

    Raising Curtains on the Hartford Theater Scene
    Hartford has seldom seen more changes in its theater scene than it has in the past year. Two of the city's best-known theaters have had turnovers at their topmost ranks. In the June of 2010, Michael Wilson announced he was leaving Hartford Stage [50...