| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:46 PM
For those of us desperate for a "Mad Men" fix, this memoir goes down like a gin and tonic on a hot day. Mercifully, Janet Groth doesn't drop names and aggrandize herself with one of those books that promise to tell all but say nothing.
Groth came to...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| Sep 2, 2012
The image is one of the most provocative in cinematic history: Elizabeth Taylor stretched catlike on a brass bed wearing nothing but a white slip and high heels. Taylor's wardrobe for the 1958 classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" might have been scandalous...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Along with a two-night adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby," Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 25th-anniversary season will see the return of fan-favorite "Dracula" and classic Shakespearean comedy and drama in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Julius Caesar."...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Assume for the moment that through some miracle of nature, Hartford really does become a convention-mad colossus; and the Front Street project is loud and boisterous and full of cool shops and classy hookers and fancy gin joints; and expensive condos full...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:16 AM
My summer reading frequently entails being a guest in someone else's imaginary summer house, and one of my all-time favorites is Edith Wharton's 1917 "Summer." Joshua Henkin invites readers to Wharton's New England in his wonderful novel "The World...
| Sep 9, 2012
Short stories may be literary stepchildren, but Junot Díaz has done his part to elevate the form to royal family status. His debut collection "Drown" drew critical raves when it appeared 15 years ago. His stories were fresh and original and felt urgent....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Baltimore's party season is off and running after getting its kickoff last night with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gala, which many folks consider the unofficial start to the fall party season. The next three months may be the most intense time of...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Home was a theme in full operating mode when Julia Keller came calling for a recent Printers Row Live event.
The occasion was a discussion with Tribune Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor of Julia’s new book, “A Killing in the Hills,”...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:01 PM
A new edition of Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," an eloquent appeal to the American conscience, has been published on the occasion of the book's 50th anniversary.
"The Other America" is a masterpiece, a powerful...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The execs at Lifetime network must be grinning from ear-to-ear this week now that Lindsay Lohan, the star of their "Liz & Dick" biopic, has been in the news for certain vehicular issues in New York.
After all, the words used in the first trailer for...