| May 13, 2011
| 7:31 AM
In novels and songs, in movies and plays and TV shows, addiction to drugs and alcohol is a frequent theme. Steve Earle's new novel "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the latest, but here are some previous standouts...
| Jun 16, 2011
"We were writing a story for Chris Meloni's character's mother, and she was going to be bipolar. Immediately we thought Ellen Burstyn."
So began Neal Baer's wooing of the Oscar-winning Burstyn to the set of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." "We had...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
In the new photography book "Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts," celebrities are speaking up about arts programs being removed from schools. Conceived by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith and Robin Bronk, CEO of The...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
“Honey, want to go see that new movie about an all-girls Catholic college? It stars two gorgeous actresses, Carla Gugino and Marley Shelton.”
“That sounds great! You’re the best girlfriend ever.”
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:25 AM
This post has been updated.
"Picnic," the 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by William Inge, is getting a rare revival on Broadway from the Roundabout Theatre with a cast of young, good-looking actors paired alongside more seasoned veterans.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Jean Harris, the onetime headmistress of an elite girls' school whose trial in the fatal 1980 shooting of the celebrity diet doctor who jilted her generated front-page headlines and national debates about whether she was a feminist martyr or vengeful...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:05 AM
A classic game of "Who can you trust?" develops again at a metropolitan hospital in A&E Network's recent miniseries adaptation of the Robin Cook novel.
The 1978 movie was set in Boston, but this version relocates the story to Atlanta, where a medical...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The power of Christ has compelled Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields to take two of the lead roles in a new stage version of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist," which is scheduled to open at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11.
Chamberlain will play...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:36 PM
See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied.
It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV’s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
“Game Change” and...