| Feb 3, 2012
| 5:25 PM
NEW YORK -- Veteran actor Ben Gazzara died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to the New York Times.
The star of award winning films and plays such as "Anatomy of a Murder" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was 81 years old.
Among his other notable film...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, was a...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 4:47 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81....
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:59 PM
After 17 years in one of the best apartments in the French Quarter, a couple packs up and moves on. The landlord raised the rent by more than $700 a month for an Upper Pontalba Apartment in Jackson Square.
It's moving day for the Masons. Pat and Lee...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The Laguna Community Concert Band scored another hit performance Monday at the Festival of Arts.
The concert was a musical triumph that few would have imagined when the idea of a community band was first conceived over a cup of coffee in 1998 at Zinc...
| Jul 31, 2011
Thoughts Without Cigarettes
Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50
Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century?
Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...
| Mar 3, 2012
A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie."
Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:47 AM
"They Are Dying Out"
If Don Draper had been created by Eugene Ionesco, one imagines the result would be quite similar to Peter Handke's "They Are Dying Out," as filtered through the intriguing aesthetics of director Max Truax.
Seldom produced since...
| Mar 9, 2012
Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:18 PM
When I was in seventh grade, growing up in La Mirada, I decided to become a teacher because I thought it was the greatest and most important job in the world.
In the last 43 years, my opinion has not wavered. In the course of my professional career as an...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 12:15 PM
The family that works on plays together, stays together.
OK, so that's not exactly the old adage. But it might become a new one if the husband-and-wife acting team of Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn continue on the same artistic road they've been...