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  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming a scene and the reverential students waited for his instructions — and they waited. Ray fell inexplicably silent. Minutes passed, then hours, and finally the students left, bewildered by the tall, frail man with an eye patch and wild, white hair.
  • Lip Service Stories: The Breaking Point

    Lip Service Stories: The Breaking Point
    Illustration by Michael Grant When the electricity wound its way into my mouth, my jaws clamped down and started to spasm. I thought my teeth would be ground into dust. The Mexicans near me grinned and pushed the Spanish words for “don't break&...

    Tennessee's Pat Summitt sticks to game plan in Alzheimer's fight

    Tennessee's Pat Summitt sticks to game plan in Alzheimer's fight
    Pretty much everyone who wanders into Pat Summitt's office or visits her basketball practice these days has learned to fear the iPad. The coach keeps her tablet filled with brain-wrenching games. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku. Math quizzes and memory...

    PASSINGS: Mikey Welsh, Doris Belack, Diane Cilento

    PASSINGS: Mikey Welsh, Doris Belack, Diane Cilento
    Mikey Welsh Former bass player with rock band Weezer Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of...

    Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'Night at the Oscars'

    Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'Night at the Oscars'
    It seems counterintuitive to say the most successful portions of the Orlando Philharmonic's tribute to great movies came when I forgot the orchestra was there. But in this case, that's a compliment. In the season-opening pops performance, the...