| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Following its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome.
Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.
FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin...
| Jul 24, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: 513 pp., $30
When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
| Jul 31, 2011
When he was a kid in the 1960s, Jerry Mitchell visited the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. "We got to walk on the stage," he recalls. "I looked out and said, 'This is amazing. This is what I want to do.'"
Mitchell is back at the Bowl, where he will...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Many of the Bard's classics get new attention and appreciation from six talents - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, theater director Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - as they host individual episodes of this recently televised PBS...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Max Irons romances Saoirse Ronan this weekend in the movie "The Host," and if this teaser is any indication, the British actor will be steaming up TV screens this summer as King Edward IV.
Irons, son of "The Borgias" star Jeremy Irons, plays King...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:37 AM
"It's like 'The Borgias' meets 'Game of Thrones' meets 'Dawson's Creek.'" That's how Francois Arnaud, who plays Cesare Borgia in Showtime's "The Borgias," described the Season 2 finale airing at 9 p.m. June 17.
Arnaud laughed as he said it, but he isn'...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Showtime's "The Borgias" ended its second season Sunday with a couple of confessions, a poisoning and one sadly missed opportunity, says series star Francois Arnaud.
"I think that the sad thing about that ending is that Rodrigo was about to tell Cesare...