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  • 3 years ago | Theater

    Mark Roberts has worn a lot of hats during his 30 years in the entertainment industry, and he's putting on a bunch of them this summer. The screenwriter, playwright, actor, comedian and creator/executive producer of the hit CBS sitcom Mike & Molly...

  • 6 years ago | Theater

    Though not as widely known or acclaimed as his contemporary British playwrights, Terence Rattigan was a superb dramatist and chronicler of human emotions. Here, Rattigan’s The Browning Version, the gloomy story of an aging schoolteacher crus...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Best Smoky Tinder Box Ed Kolpin knows a thing or two about pipes. The affable 96-year-old tells me that he once made “16 of ’em” for Bing Crosby, adding that the crooner was one of his favorite people. Catch him in a chatty mood,...

  • 9 years ago | Theater

    With the recent death of August Wilson, the American theater community lost one of its most luminous stars. Yet that star might never have risen were it not for his close association and friendship with director Lloyd Richards, who died this month...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    I Milk or My Life Making a run to the market wouldn’t ordinarily be such a big deal. But this was less than 24 hours into one of the worst riots in U.S. history, so when my sister asked if I could try to find some milk for my 2-year-old...