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Lee Child keeps the Reacher ball in the air (again)

Don’t believe the advance reviews that have claimed the new Lee Child novel “61 Hours” (Delacorte Books) — in stores tomorrow — ends with a “cliffhanger” or, God forbid, with the end of the writer’s

‘Red’: Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko

When you enter the John Golden Theatre to see “Red” by John Logan, the curtain is up, and Alfred Molina is already on stage in character as the painter Mark Rothko. Molina is seated in a chair,

Rent it now: ‘A Face in the Crowd’

19 years before Paddy Chayefsky went after the excesses of TV in “Network” (1976), writer Budd Schulberg and director Elia Kazan were horrified enough by the relatively new medium to create “A Face in

The man who gave us Reagan & Bush I & Bush II

Imagine you are at a funeral and one of the eulogists says of the departed, “He was Machiavellian in the best sense of the word.” No, I am not quoting a deleted scene from “Dr. Strangelove” or “The

‘A secretary is not a toy’

A revival of the 1961 musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is set for next season, with Daniel Radcliffe (below) taking on the role that made Robert Morse (above) a star almost a

‘Letters': sex, love and dreams of Africa

Who needs 3-D movies when you can see a powerful new play in a Manhattan space that is probably not much bigger than your living room? The At Hand Theatre Company has taken over the Studio Theatre at

Giving away the (glossy magazine) store; or ‘June’ in May

Nothing better illustrates the confusion reigning at a few key print publications — regarding their Internet presence — than the recent trend of giving away most of the contents of their new magazines

Rent it now: ‘Doctor Zhivago’

Released smack in the middle of the turbulent 1960s, “Doctor Zhivago” (1965) now looks like a bridge between two different eras in movie making. Director David Lean had triumphed three years earlier

‘A Doll’s House’: the more things change…

It would be comforting to report that writer-director Gordon Edelstein’s notion of moving Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” to the contemporary Connecticut suburbs proved to be misguided when the show

Justin Long — king of the DVD extra — comes home tonight

It kills me that I have other, unchangeable plans for tonight, because the non-profit Community Theater in Fairfield is hosting one of my favorite performers — Justin Long — for a screening of his new
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