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  • A conversation: Christopher Hampton revisits 'Tales from Hollywood'

     
    Few playwrights are as intimately acquainted with the movie business as Christopher Hampton. The British dramatist has penned numerous screenplays during his career, winning an Oscar for "Dangerous Liaisons" in 1989 and a nomination for "Atonement" in...
  • Theater review: ‘Tales From Hollywood’ at the Odyssey Theatre

     
    Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich and Thomas Mann, and their expatriate literary cohorts may have chalked up a hit or two in Europe, but did they have what it takes to make it in Tinseltown? The story of how talented writers fleeing......
  • Goofy 'The Good Wife' slams Steppenwolf

     
    A screenshot of the performance by the ficitional Steppenwolf on "The Good Wife." (Courtesy of CBS) Despite its Chicago setting, the CBS political drama "The Good Wife" films in New York. Just as well. After Tuesday night's snobby and dazzlingly......
  • Thanking, Giving and Forgiving in the Time of Scarcity

     
    Call me cynical but one of my favorite books last year was a sobering tome by Barbara Ehrenreich called, Bright-Sided, How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. Our nation's obsession with positive thinking practically...
  • The Spotlight: The birthday party in 'Tales From Hollywood' at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

     
    Turning 40 is always an event, but for Ödön von Horváth, the sardonic hero of “Tales From Hollywood,” hitting the big 4-0 in 1941 proves to be particularly memorable: “On Sunday, Pearl Harbor. Monday, war was declared. And on Tuesday,......
  • Christopher Hitchens on Osama bin Laden

     
    Christopher Hitchens has published an essay on Osama bin Ladne, "The Enemy." with Amazon as a Kindle Single....
  • Art review: 'Asco: Elite of the Obscure, 1972-1987' at LACMA

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective 1972-1987" at LACMA, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time...
  • Theater review: 'Cabaret' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

     
    Charles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • Yale Grad Bryce Pinkham Plays The Bad Guy In 'Ghost'

    Yale Grad Bryce Pinkham Plays The Bad Guy In 'Ghost'
    Da'Vine Joy Randolph isn't the only recent Yale School of Drama grad in the spotlight in the Broadway musical,"Ghost," based in the 1990 hit film. Bryce Pinkham, who graduated in 2008 just as Randolph was entering the three-year program, is cast in the...
  • L.A.'s German accent

    L.A.'s German accent
    At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled. What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...