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  • Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D

    Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D
    Film noir is, by definition, a dark genre, and there is a trio of new DVDs that, by bleak coincidence, all begin with the letter D.
  • Sheila MacRae, Who Played Alice on 'The Honeymooners,' Dies at 93

    Sheila MacRae, a film, TV and stage actress who played Alice Kramden, wife of bus driver Ralph Kramden, on musical-comedy episodes of "The Honeymooners" featured as part of "The Jackie Gleason Show" in the late 1960s, died on March 6 at the Lillian...

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate
    Prison movies, at one time a staple of Hollywood production, are not much in favor these days, so it is fortunate that DVDs of some of the old classics are newly available. Top pick would be "Riot in Cell Block 11," released with the usual flood of...

    Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair

    Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair
    A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...

    Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...