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  • Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'

    Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'
    While assembling my notes for a review of the Library of America anthology "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny" (Library of America, two volumes, edited by Peter Straub: "From Poe to the Pulps," 746 pp., $35; "From the 1940s to Now," 714 pp....
  • Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more

    Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more
    1Comfortably over a thousand pages, "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" (Norton: 1,216 pp., $35) isn't just a doorstop but the door itself, a portal to the worlds that Ballard (who died this year) hatched in his...
  • Director Greg Mosher's view from a new 'Bridge' is clear

    Director Greg Mosher's view from a new 'Bridge' is clear
    Scarlett Johansson is set to step before a Broadway audience for the first time Monday night in Arthur Miller's waterfront tragedy, "A View From the Bridge," in the role of the 17-year-old niece of a tough New York longshoreman whose feelings for her...
  • Performance Workshop gets new home, Artists' Initiative debuts

    Performance Workshop gets new home, Artists' Initiative debuts
    It's a big weekend for two organizations devoted to bringing more people into the local theater community. Performance Workshop Theatre, a nonprofit company and theater arts training school, just moved from its Federal Hill location to new digs in...
  • 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....