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  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    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: The history...
  • Albert Marre dies at 87; director of 'Man of La Mancha'

    The teleplay "I, Don Quixote" captured the attention of theater director Albert Marre in 1959, but not for its intense drama. He "saw it as a musical." By 1963, Marre was meeting in Palm Springs with the teleplay's author, Dale Wasserman, to sketch out...
  • 'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener

    'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener
    Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news. Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
  • A spare, articulate take on 'Hamlet'

    A spare, articulate take on 'Hamlet'
    Peter Brook once said that, in essence, everything in regard to "Hamlet" has been done before. The Moody Dane has been young and impetuous, or middle-aged and worn out. Every Oedipal twist in the tale has been tweaked and skewered. Every concept —...
  • Easter 2013 TV programming

     
    Easter 2013 is Sunday, March 31. Here are some of the notable new and returning shows, specials and movies airing over the next week to help you and your family enjoy the Easter 2013 season, if you celebrate. All times are Eastern; programming is...
  • Holiday TV religious programming 2012

     
    From the Pope's Christmas Day message to an airing of the memorable 1977 Jesus of Nazareth miniseries, here is some of the religious programming airing over the next few weeks, throughout the holiday season. All times Eastern. Check back for updates and...
  • All along, a force was with Alec Guinness

    All along, a force was with Alec Guinness
    For millions of young "Star Wars" fans, and some not so young, Alec Guinness is the man who played Obi-Wan Kenobi. And that is that. For all they know Guinness only did this in his life: expound on the glories of The Force and get Mark Hamill up to...
  • Christopher Plummer To Receive Monte Cristo Award

    Christopher Plummer To Receive Monte Cristo Award
    Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer will be honored this spring with the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Plummer will receive the award at a fundraiser in at the Edison Ballroom in New York...
  • Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans

    Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans
    Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...
  • Riveting 'Emperor' gets some dry revisions ★★

    Riveting 'Emperor' gets some dry revisions ★★
    "I don't need a history lesson, Your Excellency," the true-blue American general tells Emperor Hirohito's ex-prime minister when he lectures his inquisitor about the bloody imperialist actions of Great Britain and America, along with Japan, in the new...
  • 10/19-11/4 Theatre Arlington Presents "The 39 Steps"

    organization: Theatre Arlington Presents "The 39 Steps" date: October 19 - November 4 address: 305 W. Main StreetWinner of Two Tony and Drama Desk Awards and the Best New Comedy Laurence Olivier Awards. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy...