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High-end art isn’t an economic indicator

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2013 at 8:59am

The art world set another record Tuesday with an auction price of $142.4 million for a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych.

The life and times of Orson Bean

By Laurie Bennett

November 11, 2013 at 10:01am

Yesterday we described Gore Vidal’s role on a circuitous route from Jackie Kennedy to Barbra Streisand.

Muckety this! Jackie Kennedy to Barbra Streisand

By Laurie Bennett

November 10, 2013 at 3:11pm

A New York Times piece on the battle over Gore Vidal’s $37 million estate gives us an excuse to create this intriguing Muckety map.

Like chemistry, the pork pie is about transformation

By Laurie Bennett

October 6, 2013 at 7:10am

Perhaps, as a lonely Sunday night without “Breaking Bad” looms, you find yourself mourning the loss of the pork pie hat.

The ultimate ‘Breaking Bad’ relationship map

By Laurie Bennett

September 29, 2013 at 10:30am

If only Hank had used Muckety, instead of string, thumb tacks and a bulletin board, things might have turned out differently.

NBC isn’t Michael J. Fox’s only network

By Laurie Bennett

September 26, 2013 at 8:24am

Michael J. Fox, whose new TV show debuts tonight on NBC, is back.

The lofty connections of Helena Bonham Carter

By Laurie Bennett

September 5, 2013 at 8:38am

You wouldn’t always know it to look at her, given her propensity for wild-eyed, wild-haired roles, but Helena Bonham Carter has a towering family tree.

Elmore Leonard’s impact on Hollywood

By Laurie Bennett

September 4, 2013 at 7:46am

Elmore Leonard, who died last month at 87, wrote one best-seller after another in his last decades.

Private investors underwrote ‘The Butler’

By Laurie Bennett

August 17, 2013 at 6:38am

“The Butler” reached movie screens this week not because a Hollywood studio saw its potential, but because a group of wealthy individuals did.

More summer blockbusters, more guns

By Muckety

August 2, 2013 at 10:44am

“2 Guns,” starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, opened this week.

Guy Fawkes unmasked

By Laurie Bennett

July 12, 2013 at 12:48pm

There’s an epic irony in the Guy Fawkes mask being worn by people protesting National Security Agency surveillance.

Welles tapes provide portrait of the artist as an old man

By Laurie Bennett

July 1, 2013 at 11:51am

For Orson Welles, as for many a wunderkind, early success became a burden with age.

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, again

By Laurie Bennett

June 27, 2013 at 6:20am

They’re perfect for each other, in a wild-eyed, painted-faced, bizarre sort of way.

RIP, James Gandolfini

By Muckety

June 20, 2013 at 9:41am

Although he’ll always be Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini had produced a large body of work on film, TV and Broadway in his 51 years.

Family ascends several thrones

By Laurie Bennett

June 19, 2013 at 1:47pm

The Benioff-Peet-Friedman clan has savored success through an unlikely assortment of talents.

Hollywood dynasties: The Mankiewiczes

By Laurie Bennett

June 19, 2013 at 8:33am

If you happened to tune into Turner Classic Movies over the weekend, you had the pleasure of watching a father and son discuss two family passions - movies and politics.

Hollywood dynasties: The Hustons

By Laurie Bennett

June 12, 2013 at 8:12am

Hollywood dynasties can coalesce around a patriarch who directs movies and lives long enough to make lots of them.

The top husband-wife screen couples of all time

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2013 at 12:37pm

When asked about loyalty to his wife, Paul Newman famously replied, “Why go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?”

The real Celine

By Laurie Bennett

June 2, 2013 at 7:21am

We never know what a chance encounter might bring, how an interaction with a stranger might shape an unforeseeable future.



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