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  • 'Picnic' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

    'Picnic' on Broadway: What did the critics think?
    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. Maggie...
  • Jean Harris dies at 89; killer of 'Scarsdale Diet' doctor

    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...
  • Depicting addiction

    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...
  • 'Law & Order: SVU's' guest actresses get Emmy's attention

    'Law & Order: SVU's' guest actresses get Emmy's attention
    "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...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 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...
  • 'Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts' by Brian Smith and Robin Bronk

    'Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts' by Brian Smith and Robin Bronk
    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...
  • 'The Mighty Macs' review: Matt Pais raves, "Extremely OK!"

    'The Mighty Macs' review: Matt Pais raves, "Extremely OK!"
    ** (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.” “...
  • Classic Hollywood: The movies at work

     Classic Hollywood: The movies at work
    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...
  • 'Coma'

    'Coma'
    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...
  • 'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields

    'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields
    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...
  • USA's 'Political Animals' and the way TV helps us see what we can be

    USA's 'Political Animals' and the way TV helps us see what we can be
    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...