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  • The Harry's Bar Bellini, brought home

    The Harry's Bar Bellini, brought home
    As stone fruits come into the peak of their season, I'm obsessing over Bellinis. For the uninitiated, that would be the Venetian aperitivo of Prosecco with white peach juice. The original was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice (not the...
  • Bill Varney dies at 77; Oscar-winning sound mixer

    Bill Varney dies at 77; Oscar-winning sound mixer
    Bill Varney, an Academy Award-winning sound mixer whose final film credit was a "director's edition" of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" that was released on the film's 40th anniversary, has died. He was 77. Varney died Saturday of congestive heart...
  • Book review: 'Infinite Reality' by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson

    Book review: 'Infinite Reality' by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson
    Humanity may be in the process of being transformed by a virtual revolution, but as Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson tell it in their exhilarating book "Infinite Reality," virtual worlds are as old as human experience, whether one is thinking of the...
  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • The greatest pitcher who never was

    The greatest pitcher who never was
    Joe Berton was the greatest pitcher to ever climb a mound. And today, Joe Berton, a retired schoolteacher who lives in Oak Park and is 57 and Ichabod Crane spindly and does not swivel heads anymore, is a footnote to sports history. No, that's not quite...
  • McCain's Democratic, Indy crew

     
    by Mark Silva In 2000, there was a group known as Democrats for Bush. It wasn't a big group, but they made their point, and a lot of them got appointments after Bush won the White House. Now, with apologies......
  • Summer reading: Adam Langer on G.K. Chesterton

     
    Adam Langer's "The Thieves of Manhattan," just out last week, is a sendup of fake memoirs that is both a satire and seriously, postmodernly smart. In our review, Ella Taylor calls the book "wonderfully mischievous," adding that it is "is......
  • Jay Roach on life before he was a star director: 'It's good to learn to be miserable'

     
    Hollywood has always been madly in love with its boy wonders. The mythology of show business is all about celebrating the wondrous tales of overnight stardom. Everyone knows the stories behind how Orson Welles made "Citizen Kane" when he was......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Aug. 9, 1940

     
    Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The Times, decides that four weeks in Lisbon is enough and manages to get on a plane for Rome. Aug. 9, 1940: "Orson Welles is far ahead of shooting schedule on his first pic; if he keeps it up a lot of...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Aug. 31, 1940

     
    Aug. 31, 1940: Paulette Goddard, who couldn't afford the loss, dropped seven pounds during her "Second Chorus" dances with Fred Astaire, Jimmie Fidler says. And Hedda Hopper (I know you have been missing her!) says Orson Welles filmed every scene in “...
  • Terry Gilliam’s bad luck with “Don Quixote” continues

     
    The unluckiest filmmaker of them all, Terry Gilliam, has run into financing problems that have stopped his re-started film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in its tracks. Considering the disasters that have befallen this project over the...