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  • The Pontchartrain Hotel Reopens

    The list of people who've walked through these rooms is endless. "Bob Hope, Joe Fontane, Yule Brenner, Phyllis Diller, Gaga Gabor, Tennessee Williams." If only walls could talk. "Ginger Rogers. Frank Sinatra actually tickled the ivories in the piano bar,...
  • 'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
    Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
  • Natasha Richardson dies at 45

    Tony-winning actress Natasha Richardson, wife of actor Liam Neeson, died Wednesday, March 18 after suffering an apparent head injury from a skiing accident. She was 45. "Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the...
  • Places in New Orleans to visit

    Faulkner House Books: 624 Pirates Alley, between Royal and Chartres streets in the French Quarter; (504) 524-2940, http://www.wordsandmusic.org Williams' apartment: 632 St. Peter St. A plaque marks the home in which Tennessee Williams wrote "A...
  • New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still

    New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still
    Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
  • Classic Hollywood: Film academy marks centenary of composer Alex North

    Classic Hollywood: Film academy marks centenary of composer Alex North
    Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire." He was nearly 40 at the time,...
  • The Valley Line: Twins, Tour and Taper

    I have all sorts of "bits & bobs" to chat about this week, so here goes. Pat and Otis Hutchins are "over the moon" about their two bundles of joy grandchildren. Their daughter Debbie and her husband Chris Ontiveros, who live in Phoenix, Ariz., have...
  • "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard

    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard
    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" By Martin Stannard W.W. Norton. 656 pages. $35 By nearly any measure Muriel Spark was a major 20th-century writer -- of longer fiction (twenty two novels); short fiction (sixty+ stories, published and republished in six...
  • One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?

    One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?
    The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner. But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well? Some say Gilmor...
  • Robert Duvall sees his friend Horton Foote in the Southern style of 'Get Low'

    Robert Duvall sees his friend Horton Foote in the Southern style of 'Get Low'
    Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote. "Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet...
  • Theater listings: Shows in Chicago suburbs

    Theater listings: Shows in Chicago suburbs
    Continuing: Betrayal: Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter's drama explores an ill-fated love triangle between a woman, her husband and his best friend.: through Nov. 13; 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 5 p.m. Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu. - Fri.; $25; $20 for students;...