‘Hotel No Tell’: sex & the city & crime

Daphne Uviller has developed a distinctive storytelling style by blending elements of two popular genres — the mystery and chick lit — and setting her novels in a realistic but slightly
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The latest victim of the ‘IMAX’ racket — me!

If you Google “IMAX” and “fraud” you get 3,500,000 hits, among them some very interesting and very angry postings. I just found this out today, 48 hours after a visit to the “IMAX Experience” screen
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Arthur Laurents, R.I.P. – he told it like it was

A gift to journalists as well as the stage and film industries, Arthur Laurents was a tell-it-like-it-is playwright and screenwriter who managed to keep working right up to the end. Within the past
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‘The Body in the Gazebo’: murder, embezzlement & food

Working within the challenging confines of an amateur detective premise, Katherine Hall Page has created a terrific series of novels about suburban Boston caterer/sleuth Faith Fairchild. Where many
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Out of the Warner vault: the truly bizarre ‘Don’t Make Waves’

The Warner Archive DVD-on-demand program has unleashed one of its strangest recent offerings — the 1967 sex comedy “Don’t Make Waves,” starring Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate. The
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‘Stonewall Uprising’: finding new angles on an old story

If you missed the airing of the Amerian Experience documentary, “Stonewall Uprising,” on April 25, you can catch up with the 90-minute film on the just-released DVD from PBS Home Video. The story of
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‘Future Anxiety’: The Bats dig into dystopia

There are a few rough edges in “Future Anxiety,” the new Laurel Haines play at The Flea theater in lower Manhattan, but that is to be expected in a piece set in the future that juggles satire, drama
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‘Blue Valentine’: they do still make them like they used to

Character driven and bleakly realistic, “Blue Valentine” feels like a throwback to the moviemaking of the 1970s, when many stars prided themselves on looking unglamorous on-screen and directors loved
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