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  • High Sci-Fi; a Simpleton for President; Shady Developers!

    High Sci-Fi; a Simpleton for President; Shady Developers!
    On July 14, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale (53 Wall St.; 203-432-6556, yale.edu/whc) opens a film series, "The Gardener's Shadow," in collaboration with Artspace and Yale's Marsh Botanical Garden. The films, which feature themes of gardening and sustainable living, were selected by Eric Larson, curator of plants at Marsh, to complement the exhibition Marie Celeste, currently showing at Artspace (and reviewed in this issue of the Advocate). The exhibition takes its name from "Marie Celeste, or Colony Collapse, Disorder" — the decline of bee populations — and addresses environmental threats. The films show at 7:30 p.m., are free and open to the public, and is followed by a discussion.
  • Gil Cates dies at 77; producer, director and showman

    Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77. Cates may have been...

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...

    Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: As many people realized, this is from “There’s That Woman Again.” I expected most people to recognize Melvyn Douglas, but some of the responses were quite detailed. Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Dewey Webb,...

    This weekend: Grammy legends; ‘Extreme Makeover’ in Cocoa; Dwight Howard on ‘Cleveland Show’; Marge Simpson goes gray

     
    The weekend's biggest show will be the Grammys, which unfold from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS. The awards are usually about today's biggest hitmakers, but this year's telecast is making a big deal over legends. And why not? Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand...