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  • 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian

    'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian
    Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...
  • Moscow on the cheap

    Moscow on the cheap
    Boasting posh restaurants, luxury boutiques and a flock of millionaires who indulge in them, Moscow is considered one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Just take a walk through the rows of tinted Range Rovers and Bentleys parked behind the...
  • Who's on first?

    Who's on first?
    Burbank actors Daniel Roebuck and Jim Roope will have to age 20 years through the magic of makeup for their roles as 70-year-old former vaudevillian performers reuniting for one last TV appearance in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys". The show opens...
  • Nothing but sunshine

    The St. Francis Stage Company's current staging of "The Sunshine Boys" offers quite a few bright spots for local theatergoers despite some uneven technical aspects. Billed as an annual fundraiser for St. Francis Xavier School and parish, this production...
  • Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career

    Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career
    There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It...
  • The Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man': More Jewish than matzo balls?

     
    In the back pages of the press notes for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," where filmmakers always tell you how environmentally sensitive they've been in the course of making the movie, we learn that "No Jews were harmed in......
  • Tina Fey to receive Mark Twain Prize

     
    Tina Fey will have to give a big thank-you to Sarah Palin. The “30 Rock” star will be the 13th humorist to receive the Mark Twain Prize, the Kennedy Center announced today. “I am truly thrilled to receive this honor,” Fey said in a...
  • Tina Fey feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Mark Twain once said, "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." He need not worry about the worthiness of the recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the first winner, Richard Pryor,...
  • Beatles tribute show 'Rain' to open on Broadway

     
    The Fab Four are heading back to Broadway. "Rain," a tribute show to the Beatles, is set to open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Oct. 26 for an 11-week run. The show has toured the country in recent years,......
  • Mike Nichols -- at home in Hollywood and in the theater

     
    Director Mike Nichols, who will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on Thursday, also has enjoyed a rich life in the theater. In a conversation with our colleague, Susan King, the 78-year-old Oscar winner traces the start of......
  • Monster Mash: Altamira caves to reopen despite warnings; Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor for sale

     
    Underground art: Spain's Caves of Altamira -- known as the "Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic art" -- will reopen to the public after eight years despite warnings that heat and moisture from visitors could damage the precious bison paintings. (Associated...