Remembering the late, great Madeline Kahn

William V. Madison delivers an honest and appreciative biography of a terrific actress in “Madeline Kahn,” published by the University Press of Mississippi. Madison talked with many admirers — from

‘Imagine That!: an exceptional life

If I wasn’t already committed to attending CrimeCONN at the Westport Library tomorrow, I would be heading to the Barnes and Noble store in Westport at 2 p.m. for the launch of the new James Mapes

‘Meteor Shower’: existential couples therapy

Sometimes puzzling, always funny, the new Steve Martin play “Meteor Shower” serves up a series of riffs on marriage and the nature of personality that add up to a very provocative evening in the

A new take on ‘Camelot’

A beautiful, streamlined version of the classic Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical “Camelot” is running through Nov. 5 at Westport Country Playhouse. Director Mark Lamos and adapter David Lee

‘The One Man’: a writer’s new direction

We hear a lot about the perils of type-casting for actors, but popular writers face a similar bind – the expectation that they will deliver more of what drew us to them in the first place. Miracles

Elaine Stritch & ‘the end of pretend’

The early 2014 documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” served as the perfect send-off for the great stage star who died later that year at the age of 89. Stritch’s unique combination of talent, ego and

Instagram & fashion: a perfect marriage

Above all other social media sites, the fashion industry has embraced Instagram, a fact that is amply illustrated in the Abrams book “Designers on Instagram #Fashion.” The beautiful but compact book

What is this thing called love?

Time and texture add a lot of depth to the romantic drama, “Keep the Lights On,” which tracks a turbulent New York City gay relationship for a decade starting in the late 1990s. The movie received