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Americana in Revival

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Bay area audiences recently had an opportunity to experience revivals of two celebrated works which, several decades after their world premieres, seem to have lost some of their appeal. Though something was missing at the core of each show.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

All-Time Oscars: The Eight Best Screenplays and Cinematography Jobs of All Time

Jon Eig | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I figure if the Academy can arbitrarily choose nine Best Picture nominees this year, I can set my numbers wherever I want. So here are the eight best screenplays, and eight best cinematography jobs (OF ALL TIME!).

"Intimately Wilde," Olio Theatre Works at Long Beach Playhouse

James Scarborough | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Photos courtesy of Robert Craig So engrossing is "Intimately Wilde" written by Terra Taylor Knudson, directed by Gigi Fusco Meese for the Long Beach ...

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

PHOTOS: Mick Jagger Pouts His Way To The National Portrait Gallery

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Colin Jones' 1967 portrait of Sir Mick Jagger, with a confrontational gaze and a military coat à la Sgt. Pepper's, says it all. Jagger and the Rollin...

Movie review: Knight and Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as he approaches 50, Tom Cruise broadens his range -- maybe not to a Cary Grant level of charm, perhaps, but certainly to something a lot less determined and disciplined than usual: something that approaches actual goofiness.