| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:06 PM
When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Bach and Handel did not lead intersecting lives. Bach never left central Germany, while Handel became a cosmopolitan Londoner. Bach was a man of the church and had 20 children. Handel caught the theater bug and was not a family man (recent musicology...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was the pop culture equivalent of the Big Bang, a televised moment that changed music for decades to come.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles made their U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as 73 million people tuned in, the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Thursday in Paris, with two or three additions to the main competition likely still to come, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the selections for the 67th edition of the world's premier collision of cinematic art, naked commerce...
| Mar 21, 2014
Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
| Mar 14, 2014
The recent commemorations of Beatlemania, tied to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's maiden voyage on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, have produced hours of TV documentaries and a groaning shelf of new books. These last include a murder mystery,...
| Mar 28, 2014
Here are three new science fiction books worth checking out.
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest, Titan, 377 pages $24.99
Christopher Priest has long been one of England's most intriguing novelists but is still best known in the United States for...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products
Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
While director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi spectacular "Snowpiercer" is still two months away from its long-delayed U.S. release via Weinstein Co. subsidiary Radius, in France (where it was released last fall) Bong's film has newly arrived on Blu-...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
There's never been a TV series quite like "The Prisoner," which premiered in England in 1967 and debuted in the U.S. the summer of 1968 on CBS.
Best described as James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka, the cult series revolved...