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  • A rose by any other name

    A rose by any other name
    "Downton Abbey" fans must remember the Ralph Lauren commercials that preceded the program. Yet somehow I don't think the classy clothing and accessories would carry the same cachet if Mr. Lauren had used his real name in advertising them, that name being Ralph Lifshitz. Similarly, I wonder whether Mike Nichols, the Academy Award-winning director of dozens of major movies, who also has won nine Tony awards as well as Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, would have been as successful as Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky, the name he was given at birth.
  • New book 'Out of Sight' gives L.A.'s '60s art scene the respect its due

    For most of the 60 years that Los Angeles artists have been making aesthetically powerful, conceptually acute work, book publishers have generally looked the other way. Not surprisingly, it wasn't especially difficult during that time to find monographs...

    Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo head to Vegas!

    "SOMETIMES we are sitting around the house, and I'll say to Marilyn, 'You know, we need to get out more, see more people. Young people!" And she'll say, 'OK. Let's do that.' But, we never do! I guess we are pretty content with ourselves." THAT'S Billy...

    Wadsworth Atheneum Film Series Celebrates Sidney Poitier

    Wadsworth Atheneum Film Series Celebrates Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier became a major movie star in the 1950s. But by 1967 — when he starred in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "In the Heat of the Night" and "To Sir With Love" and was the country's top box-office draw — some members of the African-...

    Theodore Bikel: 'If we did not leave, we would be dead'

    Theodore Bikel: 'If we did not leave, we would be dead'
    From his childhood in Austria, bearing witness as the Nazis declared hatred for European Jews, to his adulthood in America, studying the folklore of author Sholom Aleichem and portraying Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," Theodore Bikel has been a...