| May 2, 2014
My satirical column Thursday introduced Godzilla to Allentown as the final straw in a disastrous Pennsylvania Society gathering. Some people read way more criticism into this than I intended. I just was so struck by the original news story that......
| Mar 9, 2014
If I had more time, I'd love to be a judge for the "Freddy Awards." I love going to the musical productions our area high schools put on every spring. And it's even better for me if I take along my wife and 12-year-old daughter, who love the musicals much...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Television has been proudly brandishing its "Golden Era" calling card of late largely on the merits of the many top dramas being produced on prime time and cable over the last few years. It's a rise in quality such that any demarcation line between film...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Homeland" swept the two lead acting drama categories last year. Could another first-year series be poised to duplicate the feat? Let's look at the four drama acting races to see if it might be in the cards.
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Kevin Spacey, "House of...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When asked how Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage will change his play "8," Dustin Lance Black responded simply: "I'm going to have to rewrite the ending."
Black, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of "Milk," wrote the play "8" in...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
No network midseason show has generated more buzz than "The Following," which premieres Monday night on Fox.
There are three reasons for that:
First, Kevin Bacon is the star, and he's better than most network television actors. Here he plays an angry,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The one-time home of Edgar Allan Poe could reopen for visitors as soon as this autumn, according to one of the people in charge of running the tourist attraction.
"Though we're still in the early stages, things are picking up steam," said Mark Redfield,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:39 PM
After more than 60 movies in a career spanning 35 years, Kevin Bacon wanted to up the dramatic ante with his first starring role in a primetime series on Fox's "The Following."
"I'm the guy from 'Footloose.' The biggest issue was whether or not the...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:19 PM
If you are sensitive to bloody images of horrible murder, you might not want to watch the new serial killer drama "The Following" (8 p.m. CT Jan. 21, Fox; 3 stars out of 4). If you like to be scared to the point of watching through interlocked fingers,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Woe to Edgar Allan Poe. In life, the writer was ill-served by fortune: orphaned as a toddler, an indebted college dropout, Poe moved often, usually to dodge creditors. His beloved wife (and, um, first cousin) died in the Bronx at age 24; two years later...