| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:44 PM
In the second and best installment of “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” the follow-up to “I Love Lucy,” the guest star is Tallulah Bankhead, playing herself as a new neighbor of the Ricardos and Mertzes.
During a clash of...
| Feb 19, 2013
In the early 20th Century, the epicenters of film and stage stardom were New York and Los Angeles. Luckily for us, stars in transit often changed trains in Chicago.
Hepburn, Pickford, Rogers, West, Hughes, Capra and Brice. All names and iconic faces...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The comedy "Looped" – opening at Parker Playhouse next Tuesday for a six-day run before going on national tour – was never supposed to happen.
And the show about flamboyant actress Tallulah Bankhead near the end of her tumultuous life almost...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:39 AM
NEW YORK -- Actress Katie Holmes and stylist Jeanne Yang decided to forgo the hubbub of Lincoln Center this season and present their fall-winter 2013 collection in a more intimate setting--a 43rd floor suite at the Palace Hotel with a view of the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Songstress Eilen Jewell calls herself the "Queen of the Minor Key." So much so that it's the title of her 2011 album. Jewell and her sultry, jazzy, sad tunes will fill the stage at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook this Friday...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Before we get to a discussion of loons, which are worthwhile animals, it is necessary to again mention another category.
That is because on Sunday, while discussing the traumatic (to humans and other innocent creatures) dining habits of pit bulls, I...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Mystic Ballet dances Sergei Vanaev's adaptation of Swan Lake at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center this weekend, before jetting out to tour Japan, and following their debut in New York City.
Feb. 9, 7 p.m., $35-$40, Katharine...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Ed Asner surveyed the building and grounds of what used to be the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Tuesday morning.
It’s turf the seven-time Emmy Award winner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” “...