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  • Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s back-to-back Oscar winner, dies

    December 30, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    Luise Rainer, the German-born actress who made cinema history by winning back-to-back Oscars as best actress for the 1936 musical "The Great Ziegfeld" and the 1937 drama "The Good Earth" during a brief, stormy Hollywood career, died on Tuesday at age 104.

    Rainer, a former star of...

  • Comedian Jenny Slate in ‘Obvious Child’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 18, 2014 | 9:31 am

    Actress-comedian Jenny Slate held court in a throne-like chair in one corner of a vast room at the Four Seasons Hotel, looking like a quirky fairy tale princess in her gauzy sky-blue dress, an Audrey Hepburn-style up-do and turquoise nail polish on bitten fingernails. 


  • Q&A with Nikki Levy

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    “Saturday Night Live” alumna Laraine Newman shares an experience she had in high school, when, high on a psychedelic drug, she saw her mother as a person and not just her parent for the first time. 

    Actress (and daughter of Motown icon Diana Ross) Tracee Ellis Ross, one of the...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 9

    It's boys vs. girls tonight. The Friars of Beverly Hills along with National Lampoon Radio personalities Adam Gilad and Kent Emmons host "Gender Smackdown," which they're billing as "an upscale comedy singles event featuring some of the hippest young comics on...

  • Jewish and Normal? Oy!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    NBC's hit "Will & Grace," which is up for 12 Emmys this month, is one of the first network shows to feature an appealing homosexual main character. But the sitcom -- which revolves around gay attorney Will and his best gal pal Grace -- is a first for another reason: its novel...