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  • Pining for sophisticated comedy in a world of raunch

    It would seem beyond argument that Americans are more sophisticated today than they were in the 1930s and '40s. We travel, communicate and do business across the globe, have access to more information and more types of sensation than ever before — the world is at our feet both literally and figuratively.
  • 'Weekend' a home movie of sorts for Thomas Dolby

    'Weekend' a home movie of sorts for Thomas Dolby
    The world of moneyed Northern California liberals — a specific genus of the 1 percent all its own — is satirized from within in the seriocomic indie "Last Weekend" (at the Siskel Film Center through Oct. 9). It is Labor Day weekend and as...

    Review: 'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham

    Review: 'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham
    I came to Lena Dunham, appropriately enough, at my therapist's office. I was paging through the Aug. 13, 2012, issue of The New Yorker, waiting to begin my weekly session of labored oversharing, when I stumbled upon "First Love," her essay about being...

    Sarah Steele of 'The Country House' finds comfort in her characters

    Sarah Steele of 'The Country House' finds comfort in her characters
    "Who are you?" It's a line Scott Foley, playing TV star Michael Astor, delivers to Sarah Steele's teenage character Susie Keegan in the new Donald Margulies play "The Country House" at the Geffen Playhouse after Susie delivers a diatribe of truth: The...

    'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard

    No one brought more panache to wised-up crime, crime with a wicked sense of humor, than the late Elmore Leonard. As the author of close to 50 novels, Leonard's star has never been brighter, including the publication this week of a collection of four...