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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Robert Reich, Pre-Occupied

    Patt Morrison Asks: Robert Reich, Pre-Occupied
    Robert Reich has worked in a lot of big white buildings -- in the Senate, as an intern to Robert F. Kennedy; in the office of then-Solicitor General Robert Bork; in the Ford and Carter administrations; and as labor secretary to President Clinton. Now the political economist works in another set of big white buildings, teaching at UC Berkeley, where his "Wealth and Poverty" class is as overbooked as a bargain flight to Paris, and where he dotes on his 3-year-old granddaughter, to whom he dedicated his latest book, "Aftershock": "To Ella Reich-Sharpe, and her generation."
  • On Theater: Actor makes 'Life' wonderful in Laguna

    Few movies can be reinterpreted as one-person plays with any degree of success, yet the Laguna Playhouse has made the concept succeed in two consecutive productions. Following on the heels of the one-woman "Shirley Valentine," the Playhouse now has the...

    Showing the darker side of a sentimental classic

    Showing the darker side  of a sentimental classic
    Since 2009, the North Side of Chicago has housed two annual, golden age of radio-style productions of "It's a Wonderful Life," a consequence of a split that took place between American Theater Company and its founding ensemble members, who re-formed...

    'Right out of a Frank Capra movie'

     'Right out of a Frank Capra movie'
    As Linda Jordan put the final touches on the characters in the "Snoopy House" Christmas display's dollhouse outside City Hall on Tuesday night, she broke down. "I just couldn't stop crying," she said. "It's not relief. I'm happy. I'm sad at the same...

    Cleaving to screwball conventions, with 'Benefits'

    Cleaving to screwball conventions, with 'Benefits'
    Contemporary romantic comedies mostly seem to be in love with raunchy humor. Although "Friends With Benefits" boisterously deserves its "R" rating, it also deserves recognition for being a funny examination of two people who aren't sure what they want...