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  • Tom Cole dies at 75; playwright and screenwriter

    Tom Cole, a playwright and screenwriter whose 1985 film "Smooth Talk" won the grand jury prize at what is now the Sundance Film Festival and helped launch a teenage Laura Dern's career, has died. He was 75. Cole died Feb. 23 of multiple myeloma at his...
  • Charles Eastman dies at 79; playwright and screenwriter

    Charles Eastman dies at 79; playwright and screenwriter
    Charles Eastman, a playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the 1970s films "The All-American Boy" and "Little Fauss and Big Halsy," has died. He was 79. Eastman, the brother of the late "Five Easy Pieces" screenwriter Carole Eastman, died July...
  • Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven

    Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven
    It's been called both a "bowl of blessedness" and the "soup of the Devil," and it's the stuff of legend. Frank and Jesse James reputedly downed a few bowls before pulling some of their heists -- and supposedly spared one town because of it. O. Henry spun...
  • 'Proof's' staging adds up

    'Proof's' staging adds up
    Showered with accolades when first produced, David Auburn's "Proof" won the 2001 Pulitzer for drama and the Tony Award for best play. It was adapted into a 2005 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, broke records on Broadway and has been widely produced...
  • Real characters

    By Art Winslow Tobias Wolff's short story "Bullet in the Brain" has remained lodged in mine for many years, not just because he kills a literary critic in it (with the puckish implication that what goes around comes around), but because it exhibits so...
  • Album review: Freedy Johnston's 'Rain on the City'

     
    Wasn't the singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston always pretty much middle-aged? Midwestern and spectacularly unflashy, apparently born with a receding hairline, the Kansas-born, Hoboken-launched singer-songwriter won critics' hearts and some fame in the...
  • Paul V. Coates, Confidential File, March 12, 1960

     
    Uh-oh. Mash Notes and Comments "Dear Paul, "Ever ask yourself WHY so many women look worse after they return from the powder room than they did before they entered? "Ask Ed Cabrera, the lighting specialist whom architects and decorators call 'Mr....
  • 'The Good Wife': Twelve Angry People

     
    One of the consistent pleasures of watching “The Good Wife” is that the show doesn't use the same storytelling format week after week. Sometimes, we'll follow a case start to finish; other times, we're thrown into a case in medias......
  • Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss

    Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss
    Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, With Shuddering Fall, came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though she's also written plays, poetry, children's books, literary criticism, and a highly regarded sports book, On...
  • CONCLUSION

    CONCLUSION "The Odyssey," an epic poem about a hero's journey home from war, ends with reunion and peace. "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic novel about the dust bowl and the migration of Oklahoma farmers to California, ends with death and a glimmer of...
  • Beginning a new chapter in his life

    Beginning a new chapter in his life
    He told them about himself, how he had been like them. "I can help you," he said, "I can help you." One slept. Others stared, bored. He had planned today's class carefully: His students would relate to him. They would ask his advice about college....