He made critically acclaimed films like "Amadeus" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
Those days are pretty much done with now. The hotel changed hands a few years back and has been closed for renovations. It's transitioning away from a residential hotel, toward a more traditional role for overnight guests.
Although the show is inspired by real events in the life of memoirist Piper Kerman, Norma's performance may be the truest case of art imitating life on the show -- after all, Annie Golden, the actress who plays Norma, has been bringing down the house with her voice for decades.
Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.
Still, when I read someone offering thoughts about the glory that was the 1970s, such as the mythology promulgated in Peter
Torn between playing with his young kids in France and playing chess in Norway, Vladimir Kramnik, 38, made a choice that paid off. The former world champion won the 2013 FIDE Chess World Cup in Tromsø and collected $96,000.
It does not seem quite possible that Jack Nicholson could be turning 75 today. He seems ageless, particularly when you revisit his best films. And that's just what we should all do to mark the occasion.
The moniker "Mozart of Chess" occurred to me when I was looking for a subhead for Magnus's great game against Sipke Ernst in Wijk aan Zee in 2004.
This contest consisted of three parts: a trivia question, a chess study and a chess problem. And the winners are...
Well before British actor Simon Callow decided to become an actor, he determined he wanted to be a writer. Now he's combined both talents to write a truly outstanding book about the theater.