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  • Tom Keith dies at 64; 'Prairie Home Companion' sounds master

    Tom Keith, who created an astounding array of captivating, hilarious, bawdy sounds and voices as longtime master of radio sound effects for Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion," has died. He was 64. Keith, who also co-...
  • Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films

    Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films
    Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
  • Susannah York dies at 72; actress

    Susannah York dies at 72; actress
    Actress Susannah York became a star in the 1960s with performances in several high-profile films such as 1969's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" for which she received an Academy Award nomination. But she fought to be noticed for more than her striking...
  • Album review: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas'

    Album review: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) It doesn’t seem possible, but Leonard Cohen’s voice sounds even deeper, darker, more foreboding than ever on his 12th studio album in 44 years, “Old Ideas” (Columbia). Cohen is 77, and he doesn’t...
  • No walk in the park

    No walk in the park
    In 2008, when Malcolm Gladwell wrote a New Yorker essay called “Late Bloomers,” author Ben Fountain served as exhibit A. The story outlined how Fountain had given up a solid legal career to pursue writing. After 18 years — during which...
  • Farrah Fawcett's Famous Swimsuit Headed to Smithsonian

    Farrah Fawcett's Famous Swimsuit Headed to Smithsonian
    (CNN) -- Thirty five years ago, it was the fantasy of millions of teenage boys. From now on, it will be a museum piece. The red swimsuit Farrah Fawcett wore in an iconic 1976 poster, along with other items from her career, will be presented Wednesday...
  • John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration

    John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration
    The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
  • Will Hollywood ever top its Cinema Class of 1982?

     
    If I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,&#...
  • ‘Terriers,’ a first-rate series about dogged detectives, arrives on FX

     
    The most promising new shows this fall are on cable. HBO's stunning gangster drama “Boardwalk Empire” arrives in two weeks. FX's terrific “Terriers,” debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday. “Terriers” is a quirky, modern private-...
  • Of note tonight: ‘Terriers’ debuts on FX; ‘America’s Got Talent’ names four finalists; ‘Hellcats’ debuts on The CW

     
    Here are a few programs to keep in mind tonight: ***”Terriers” arrives at 10 p.m. on FX. If you like detective stories, you'll probably enjoy this quirky show about two fellows, Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue) and Britt Po...
  • Is Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Prince of Persia' really an anti-Iraq war movie?

     
    Everybody is entitled to see what hidden meanings they want to see in Hollywood movies. A lot of observers believed that "The Chronicles of Narnia" was really an allegory about Christian faith. It was pretty obvious right from the start......