| May 23, 2012
| 7:05 AM
A scathing review of the new stage musical "An Officer and a Gentleman" has prompted the show's writer to hit back in an editorial that recently ran in the Australian press.
Douglas Day Stewart co-wrote the book for the musical, which is based on his...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Don’t let the smaller number of musicians fool you.
“A Soloist for All Seasons,” the second masterworks concert in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 31st season, will pack a multimedia punch that promises to stimulate more than...
| Nov 8, 2012
We're paraphrasing Sting and the Police here, not the sting of the UConn campus police. Still, it is scant exaggeration to say that every breath the UConn women take, every move they make, every step they take, we'll be watching them.
As the 2012-13...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:56 AM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. A teacher’s strike, trouble abroad, and NOW a bacon crisis! Is it the end of the world?! Mike McConnell finds out what could be interrupting delivery of your favorite...
| Sep 13, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Ruthlessly pursuing a billionaire he’s sure deserves to be punished, detective Bryer (Tim Roth) laments, “He does not get to walk just because he’s on CNBC.”
Frustration toward the invincibility of the rich...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:49 AM
Steven Soderbergh (”Che,” “Traffic,” “Erin Brockovich”) trains his inquisitive camera on the world of male strip dancers, drawing on the reallife experiences of actor Channing Tatum,...
| Feb 5, 2012
David Marshall Grant sits at his desk in a nondescript office in an unmarked building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the East River.
That's where Broadway magic happens, at least by way of the new NBC series"Smash," which premieres 10...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:32 AM
It's an unseemly request by a movie, to ask us to root for the lying, scrambling but extremely well-coiffed hedge fund billionaire weasel played by Richard Gere in the new film "Arbitrage." But there it is. The movie does ask, and to varying degrees, we...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:45 PM
“Arbitrage” is not about Jack Abramoff, or Bernie Madoff or even Mitt Romney. But resemblances between any one of them and the film's protagonist, Robert Miller (Richard Gere), are hardly coincidental. Miller is a stand-in for a whole class of...