| May 5, 2012
| 3:55 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Dr. James Burch Brooks, a retired orthopedic surgeon who spent his more than four-decade career with the Four East Madison Orthopedic Association, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Union Memorial Hospital.
The Cross Keys resident...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:29 PM
It's got all the dramaturgical creakiness and unabashed name-dropping one associates with famous-person-ruminating-onstage vehicles. But darned if Melissa Carlson's game-and-gamine turn for First Folio Theatre as Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:19 PM
10 Proven Benefits of Looking Your Best (Source: FOXNews.com)
Not even the most ardent believers in equality or the notion that a book cannot be judged by its cover can reasonably refute the power of appearances.
We draw several conclusions about...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Why let a little thing like religion divide us?
That’s what Mitt Romney said last weekend. The Republican presidential candidate asked that his party kindly ignore his Mormon faith and instead embrace universal values like “decency and...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:49 PM
For the final production of its 50th anniversary season, the Westminster Community Theater has chosen a play whose vintage makes WCT look like the new kid on the block.
Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" first appeared during that brief period of...
| May 27, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Most actors would kill for an opportunity to appear in a Woody Allen film. Rachel McAdams was no different, gladly accepting when he offered her a part in “Midnight in Paris.”
Then the eccentric filmmaker called to talk to her about the role,...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 7:16 AM
Thursday June 2
Parties: Like A Zoo Animal
Ever wanted to have an evening straight out of a crazy-party-themed music video? While tonight’s Penguin Party at Hard Rock Café Foxwoods might not come that close real diva debauchery, you will be...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 1:00 PM
On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
| Jun 17, 2009
Here's the thing: "The Proposal" may look like a big, fat romantic comedy, but the film's director, Anne Fletcher, has other ideas. Sure, it stars Sandra Bullock, and, yes, she and Ryan Reynolds play feuding co-workers who probably (definitely) wind up...