December 17, 2006 |
WHERE there's smoke, there's Jack Bauer. Hollywood's Les Deux, with its charming private patio, would have been perfect for the Fox "24" Season 5 DVD launch party Dec. 4. Except for a deadly mixture: cigar fumes and a plastic tent that created a mushroom cloud of secondhand smoke. More than 150 stogies were lighted in the first hour, turning the fete into a "24"-esque thriller: 1. Nervous suits with headsets watched Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) embrace Audrey Raines (Kim Raver). 2.
October 17, 2012 |
Ken Follett's historical novel "World Without End," a less beloved sequel to his much beloved historical novel "The Pillars of the Earth," has become a miniseries - a sequel itself to the 2010 miniseries "Pillars" became. Set in the 14th century in the fictional English market town of Kingsbridge - there is an actual Kingsbridge, but it is not this place - as well as in France and Italy, it follows the matter of the first book by more than a century, but hits some of the same themes in the same ways.
September 30, 1986 |
Discrete Thoughts: Essays on Mathematics, Science, and Philosophy by Mark Kac, Gian-Carlo Rota and Jacob T. Schwartz (Birkhauser Boston: $34.95) For reasons unknown, people have different ways of apprehending the world. So, it is said, if you find truth, you shouldn't say, "I know the truth," but rather, "I know a truth." Beauty, like truth, comes in many guises.
March 1, 2007 |
ACTOR Carlo Rota is in uncharted waters these days. It's not the gripping what-on-Earth-will-happen-next situation his character Morris O'Brian faces Mondays on Fox's "24," but he says it's strange nonetheless. "I'm newly single," he explains. "I've been a serial monogamist since I was about 17, so it's kind of odd." Of course, it must help that Rota, who also appears in the Canadian series "Little Mosque on the Prairie," is on a hit TV show, right? "Well," he says, "it does have its perks."
February 14, 2007 |
Halfway through Monday's back-to-back episodes of "24," Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) stormed an apartment full of terrorists without a helmet, got into a deadly shootout and defused an armed suitcase nuke. But close-up shots revealed skin that was both nicely tanned and completely dry. Not bad for a guy who got released from a Chinese prison just hours ago.