Monthly Archive for March, 2008

: March, 2008

What took her so long?

Martina Cole is Britain’s top selling adult fiction hardcover author — with 13 blockbuster novels in print — but she is making her U.S. debut with the publication of “Close” on July 1. The Hachette

Old ladies in Hollywood

The new thriller “Flawless” is a dud, but I had a good laugh during the opening scene when the character played by leading lady Demi Moore meets with a contemporary journalist to tell the story behind

Queen of the underworld

In Greek mythology, Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, a woman so stunning to behold that everyone loved her. She was so dishy that Hades wanted her all to himself. So, one day — while

Ado about nothing much

Newsday’s theatre reviewer Linda Winer had a good column the other day called “Comedies without content clutter Broadway.” Winer wrote that she has been “cranky” lately about a run of plays offering

Best ensemble on Broadway?

If you haven’t seen the new Conor McPherson play, “The Seafarer,” make haste. The show closes Sunday at the Booth Theatre after a four-month run. I didn’t catch up with the play until last weekend —

Anthony Minghella, R.I.P.

What a shock to learn last Tuesday that writer and director Anthony Minghella had died in London’s Charing Cross Hospital of a hemorrhage following surgery for a growth on his neck. Only 54, Minghella

The far from cozy Carolyn Hart

I didn’t know about Carolyn Hart’s long-running series of “Death on Demand” mysteries until last year when I was trying to come up with a wide variety of material for a special beach books round-up we

“The more I listen the more I learn”

My headline is swiped from a song called “Question of the Heart” by a wonderful German-born, New York-based singer-songwriter named Jann Klose who is playing tonight at 8 p.m. at Greenwich’s Thataway

Possessed by Tom Cruise

Scary and funny is one of my favorite entertainment combinations, and the new collection of short plays at The Theatres at 45 Bleecker in Manhattan has both elements in abundant quantities. “The

A world without books

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel “Fahrenheit 451” has been widely read, and taught in countless high school English classes, but the author believes his story of a world without books is often misinterpreted