Archive for August, 2016

“La La Land”: Old-Fashioned Romance

Kris Tapley has whetted my appetite to see this picture: ‘La La Land” — which stars … Read more »

Branagh Slips Into Olivier’s Shoes

It’s one of the most iconic roles in post-war theatre: Archie Rice, the clapped-out music-hall act … Read more »

Mel Brooks Remembers Gene Wilder

In his remembrance with Jimmy Fallon, Mel manages to sneak in a comment about Brecht. When … Read more »

Vanita Smythe: “Back Door Man”

Shakespeare’s Portrait Getting Cleaned?

The National Portrait Gallery in London is considering cleaning one of its most famous pictures, the … Read more »

D.C.’s New Museum: Slavery To Prince

From slave shackles to Prince’s tambourine: when the Smithsonian’s African American museum opens next month, it … Read more »

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Don’t let the the word “oyster” in “Rocky Mountain oyster” fool you into thinking it’s a … Read more »