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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov makes a 'Case' for restless creativity

    Mikhail Baryshnikov makes a 'Case' for restless creativity
    NEW YORK — Mikhail Baryshnikov's earliest experience in the theater began when he was a child of just 4 or 5 in present-day Latvia, then a part of the Soviet Union. His mother, a Russian speaker unfamiliar with the local tongue, would drag along her...
  • William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

    William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations
    William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.  Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
  • With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
    The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when  more...
  • Bits Of Stuff, In Homage To Larry King

    When the great Larry King would poll his late-night radio audience on Why Are You Up night, I was among his largest demographic, law school students. He remains a distinctive host and interviewer. King's also a fine guest, as he reminded fans of the...
  • 'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera

    'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera
    When Lyric Opera unveils its new production of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") on Saturday night, it will mark the company debut of Rob Ashford, yet another of this season's imports from the legitimate theater, Broadway and...
  • 'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment

    'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment
    Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.   The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
  • Seven lessons from 'Thor: The Dark World's' box-office success

    The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc. On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn’t exactly...
  • Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for Branagh affair

    Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for Branagh affair
    Helena Bonham Carter's affair with Kenneth Branagh was apparently the source of his split with actress Emma Thompson, but Thompson now says she's forgiven her former rival.  The 54-year-old British actress spoke about the affair for the first time -- 20...
  • L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare

    L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare
    James Conlon had an increasingly perplexed expression on his face as he looked through a messy pile of books and manuscripts at his office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The conductor was searching for an essay he had written on composer Benjamin...
  • Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespeare after playing a superhero

    Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespeare after playing a superhero
    Tom Hiddleston is currently starring on the London stage in Shakespeare’s political tragedy “Coriolanus,” and reviews of the production, which opened Dec. 17, have been glowing. Critics have praised Hiddleston's performance -- the...
  • Keira Knightley sounds off on feminism and women in Hollywood

    Keira Knightley sounds off on feminism and women in Hollywood
    Keira Knightley may be married, but she's still sounding the feminist horn for women in Hollywood. The English actress covers Harper's Bazaar UK's February issue and opened up about the male-dominated field she works in. The 28-year-old said she...