| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - An iconic piano featured in
Rick's Cafe Americain in the 1942 Hollywood classic "Casablanca"
is expected to be the highlight of a sale of film memorabilia in
New York in November, Bonhams auction house said on Monday.
| Jul 18, 2014
A decade ago in Berlin, a well-informed source cautioned me, half tongue-in-cheek, against holding meetings in a certain hotel not far from the Brandenburg Gate. It seems that a U.S. trade delegation had stayed there not long before and prepared a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
While sitting in the atrium of the lobby of the Evanston Hospital recently, I saw a performance that was stunning and unrehearsed. It wasn’t a medical intervention that saved a life. Rather it was a soul who simply wanted to share her joy and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Let's get this out of the way: A timpanist is that cool one in the orchestra who gets to bang on one of those huge drums in the back.
Timpani has long been a big part of the life of 30-year-old James Wyman, now in his first year with the Baltimore...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Metropolitan FilmExport topper thinks back on the films he's seen and handled in his career and names some of his favorites.
1. King Kong
My dad, who was distributing RKO movies in Casablanca, showed us the movie and I was so amazed by the adventure,...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Seeing stars: Stop by the Kaenon Eyewear Sample Sale at 864 W. 16th St., Newport Beach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to save up to 75% on new, sample and slightly blemished designer sunglasses for men and women. The line is a favorite among elite athletes...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Swede Fest Palm Beach is now in its third year (they prefer the term “threequel” to “threepeat,” thanks), and film festival founder Belle Forino has noticed an increase in the quality of the 47 films submitted so far. Yes, we&...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Martha Hyer, the Old Hollywood actress best known for her Oscar-nominated performance opposite Frank Sinatra in 1958's "Some Came Running," has died at age 89, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
A striking blond glamor girl, Hyer was born in Fort...