| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Orange County has reached a milestone: We have at least one art or music teacher in every school.
That is both impressive … and sad.
It's impressive because local leaders made culture a priority in an age where budget cuts and FCAT-obsessed...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes will be honored with gala tribute events during the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Fiennes and Blanchett appeared together onscreen in the 1997 film "Oscar and Lucinda....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
One thing to know about us
We are The Book Club. Our group is unique in that it is big (14 people), has both men and women, and has been around for 16 years. We recently read our 100th book together as a group.
This piece first...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
The Canadian writer Atwood, author of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Lakers may be fictionalized.
According to Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com, television network Showtime is "developing a one-hour scripted drama set behind the scenes of a pro basketball team and the family that runs it."
Jeanie Buss and Linda...
| Jul 14, 2013
BOSTON — Dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf comes with views of mega-yachts. But the four women who have gathered for tea by a window at the hotel's Sea Grille only have eyes for a three-tiered assortment of edibles. Tea sandwiches...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Most directors who set themselves the task of boiling down William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a mere hour of theatrical traffic would find themselves writhing in agony at what to leave out. Not Sean Graney, who must always sleep well at night.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I kept reading the Howard County Times' review of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of "Taming of the Shrew" waiting for the punch line. Just like the production, which I saw with my family on June 23, I waited patiently through all the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:22 PM
"We have heard the chimes at midnight." That's from "Henry IV part II" by William Shakespeare. And it could kick off a literary, textual daylong tale inspired by "The Clock."
Christian Marclay's 2010 art piece "The Clock" is a film installation. Marclay...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Stephen Moyer of HBO's "True Blood" will trade in his fangs for some dancing shoes this summer when he takes the role of Billy Flynn in the musical "Chicago" at the Hollywood Bowl, set to run for only three performances from July 26 to 28.