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  • Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban

    Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban
    Alice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Phoebe Hoban St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35 Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
  • Classic Hollywood: Piper Laurie

    Classic Hollywood: Piper Laurie
    Piper Laurie has been reflecting on her career of late, a career that has careened from B-movie "bimbo" roles to Oscar nominations — not to mention that bag full of condoms she once scored as a budding starlet. Though she was painfully shy,...
  • A life coach for every need

    A life coach for every need
    If you want to plant a garden, cook what you grow, find a husband, be a better husband, get a baby to sleep, get along with a teenager, get that teenager into college, get a divorce or lose 20 pounds, you don't have to go it alone. There's a coach to help...
  • The 'contagion' of social networks

    The 'contagion' of social networks
    The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
  • Book review: 'Overhaul' by Steven Rattner

    Book review: 'Overhaul' by Steven Rattner
    In the weeks prior to General Motors' historic bankruptcy filing in June of last year, then-car czar Steven Rattner furiously raced to tie up a number of key last-minute details. Chief among them was finding someone to take over stewardship of the 100-...
  • Rediscoveries: 'The Tree' by John Fowles

    Rediscoveries: 'The Tree' by John Fowles
    Re-Discoveries An occasional look at classic reissues… The Tree by John Fowles with a new introduction by Barry Lopez (Ecco: 94 pp., $13.99 paper) "The key to my fiction," wrote Fowles in 1979 when this essay was first published, "lies in my...
  • Classic Hollywood: Marlo Thomas reminisces on a life of laughter

    Classic Hollywood: Marlo Thomas reminisces on a life of laughter
    When Marlo Thomas was a teenager, she was always crazy about some boy. "I couldn't wait to go out on dates," says the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Thomas, who came to fame in 1966 as the struggling actress Ann Marie in the ABC sitcom "That Girl."...
  • John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….

    John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….
    Fourteen years after Pete Townshend dismissed the very idea of growing up when he wrote "Hope I die before I get old," a 40-year-old John Lennon sang a very different tune. "I can hardly wait to see you come of age," he sang in 1980 to his then-5-year-...
  • 'The King's Speech' might get a post-Oscars nominations re-edit

    The challenge now is making "The King's Speech" into the lingua franca. With a dozen Oscar nominations under its belt, the movie's executive producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein is ready to unleash a new marketing strategy that aims to rope in...
  • Classic Hollywood: Florence Henderson returns to the stage

    Classic Hollywood: Florence Henderson returns to the stage
    Florence Henderson takes her acting very seriously, but that doesn't mean she doesn't like to fool around now and then. Case in point: Her role as a clown groupie who wakes up in bed with Bob Goldthwait's boozy clown in the 1992 cult favorite "Shakes the...
  • Word Play: Polly Shulman's fairy tales meet true life

    Word Play: Polly Shulman's fairy tales meet true life
    It's not hard to explain the appeal of magic. Got to clean your room? Wave a wand! Hungry? Utter a spell and a table appears, loaded with all the foods you like. Of course, there are always complications. What spell turns the pot off, so you won't...