| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said.
The “Capote” actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman, ganador del Óscar por “Capote” y uno de los actores más prestigiosos del cine estadounidense, fue hallado hoy muerto en un apartamento de Nueva York a los 46 años, víctima aparentemente de una sobredosis.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:52 PM
To get in the Christmas spirit, you might want to read a good piece of literature, something beyond “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” In the spirit of giving, we've found three stories from three great writers of the 20th century that...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Daniel Radcliffe is to star in "Brooklyn Bridge," which will be scripted and directed by Douglas McGrath ("Emma"). Goldcrest will finance and sell international rights to the pic, which will be introduced to distributors at the European Film...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:37 PM
When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York.
"Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
| Dec 31, 2012
Books often play a big role in people's holiday memories. Some of us receive a gift book that becomes a cherished memento or starts us on a lifelong love of reading. Or a family reads a certain book each year as part of their holiday traditions. We...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:00 PM
That's not writing, that's typing. Truman Capote said that about Jack Kerouac's “On the Road,” and right now, I'd be happy with typing. I could do worse. Heck, I'm already doing worse. My novel is a pathetic mess. I've been hearing about...
| Dec 1, 2012
Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:07 AM
“Dying is easy; comedy is hard,” British actor Edmund Kean is said to have observed as he lay on his deathbed. Harder still is dissecting why something makes us laugh. And hardest yet might be parsing the genius of a humorist such as Ring...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:38 AM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the Lake Forest Place Book Club, and we are all residents of the continuing care retirement home here. Our members range in age by 25 years and have lived in 21 states and five foreign countries, which adds...