| Dec 1, 2012
They're meaningful, beautiful, portable, and, by the standards of modern gift giving, appealingly inexpensive. They also ship and wrap easily, and allow me to put my money where my heart is: art, ideas and the written word. So why did I hesitate for so...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer will be honored this spring with the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford,
Plummer will receive the award at a fundraiser in at the Edison Ballroom in New York...
| Mar 8, 2013
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Following "Stoker" and last year's "Bernie," "Dead Man Down" marks the second time in two weeks and the third time in 10 months that a movie has featured a dead body in a freezer. Criminals need new storage ideas. Perhaps they'd enjoy a...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:18 PM
As proudly reported in Scottish Life magazine, a British think tank called the New Economics Foundation recently determined that the Scots are the happiest people in Britain, boasting some of the most impressive "wellbeing" scores anywhere. Exactly why...
| Jan 3, 2012
Hollywood's complicated movie awards season didn't get any clearer Tuesday morning as the Producers Guild of America announced its 10 nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year award in theatrical motion pictures....
| Jan 12, 2012
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's" is Betsy Sharkey's film pick of the week....
| Jan 17, 2012
BAFTA nominations: "The Artist," which won three Golden Globes Sunday evening, earned the most nominations for the Orange British Academy Awards with 12....
| Feb 28, 2011
Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Director David Fincher's announcement that little-known actress Rooney Mara would be starring in the American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" prompted some head scratching. Granted, she rocked the killer put-down in "The Social Network," but...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Now that you've read Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, what's next? "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two books in the series that followed were worldwide blockbusters that left readers craving more books just like them. These three books,...