| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Friday | "The Mousetrap": Jonathan Berry directs Agatha Christie's popular whodunit. Through Dec. 14 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie; 857-673-6300 or northlight.org
"The Nutcracker": House Theatre revisits its modern take on the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl.
Down in Rancho Palos Verdes,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning director and costume designer from Trinidad who brought an exuberant style to his work in dance, theater, movies and even a series of soft drink commercials, died of complications of pneumonia Sunday at a New York...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
"Last Winter, We Parted," the third novel by Japan's Fuminori Nakamura to appear in English, is crime fiction that pushes past the bounds of genre, occupying its own nightmare realm.
The book begins with its narrator, an unnamed writer, interviewing a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:22 PM
With the city of Burbank just entering its teens, 1924 saw the birth of numerous individuals who would go on to become legendary and iconic figures reaching the pinnacle of their respective fields — Marlon Brando, Henry Mancini, Sarah Vaughan,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Theatre at the Center in Munster announced on Wednesday the cast of its upcoming production of “A Christmas Memory,” Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Carol Hall’s musical adaptation of the Truman Capote story.
William Pullinsi will...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Joanne Carson is perfectly content to give Truman Capote credit for writing the most beautiful moment of her never-finished memoir, a passage about falling in love with the man who would become king of late-night television.
Here's what she wrote: "I...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:14 PM
If Amazon comments are any indication, few films demonstrate the change in audience expectations over the last 50 years better than “The Innocents,” director Jack Clayton's classic 1961 adaptation of Henry James' “The Turn of the Screw.&...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar.
At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966
This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mark Landis didn't become an art imitator for the money. Using his name along with several aliases — he even posed as a Catholic priest — Landis attempted to donate 100 fakes to some 50 institutions in 20 states. And because he has not...