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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...
  • Hollywood Super-Agent Sue Mengers Dies

    Hollywood Super-Agent Sue Mengers Dies
    LOS ANGELES -- Sue Mengers, a veteran 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. At the time of her death, Mengers was...
  • 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...
  • A letter to the class of 2016 (that I wrote in 2007)

    A letter to the class of 2016 (that I wrote in 2007)
    This past weekend, I came across a letter I wrote in 2007 as a senior at Florida State. Here it is below in full with annotated notes from me in 2012. Send this to your little brother or sister. As i sit here, blowing off my International Organizations...
  • Local places third in world in equestrian event

    Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Christine Hocutt-Senteney does well in equestrian event in Texas: Burbank resident Christine Hocutt-Senteney captured the third-place Farnam Select All-Around Amateur title at the 2012 Adequan Select...
  • American Chronicler Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86

    American Chronicler Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86
    LOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86. Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
  • 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...
  • 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...