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  • 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;...
  • Book review: 'Role Models' by John Waters

    Book review: 'Role Models' by John Waters
    Is John Waters a victim of his own popularity? The pencil-mustached favorite son of Baltimore started out as a purveyor of the outrageous; his greatest star, the 300-pound transvestite Divine, once ate dog feces on screen. (No, it wasn't a special effect....
  • 10 things you might not know about Stanleys

    10 things you might not know about Stanleys
    The Chicago Blackhawks are competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, named for Lord Stanley, the governor general of Canada who instituted the trophy. Another Stanley -- Morgan Stanley, the financial services firm -- is reportedly targeted in a federal...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Blue highways of America

    Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Blue highways of America
    We are a product of our many experiences. Even our genetic chemistry has much to do with how we see the world. I've driven myself to drink trying to figure out what makes me tick. What I've learned along the way is that — coupled with a quixotic...