December 12, 1988
Terrence Lore Smith, 46, author of the best-selling novel "The Thief Who Came to Dinner." Smith wrote eight mystery novels. The most famous, "The Thief Who Came to Dinner," was completed in 1969 and was published by Doubleday and Pocket Books. It climbed to No. 7 on a national best-seller list and was made into a movie starring Ryan O'Neal.
March 4, 1990 |
Playwright Terrence McNally is so busy he never calls from home. He's at a pay phone somewhere in New York, he's at the theater, he's anywhere but relaxing with nothing to do. One of the nation's premier playwrights, McNally is currently working on the book for a musical version of "The Kiss of the Spider Woman." TV audiences will get a chance to sample McNally's work Wednesday at 10 p.m. on KCET when his one-hour play "Andre's Mother" will be shown on "American Playhouse."
July 15, 2012 |
The Dark Knight might need a little extra time to rise, as Christian Bale had a late one this weekend. It's not the Soho House cavorting or Chateau Marmont bungalow-hopping one might imagine. Bale burned the midnight oil Friday at work on the mystery-shrouded new film from director Terrence Malick. At Hollywood's Supperclub guests were greeted with posted notices from Dogwood Films, Malick's production company, informing them they'd be filmed upon entering the venue. The Ministry was present and spotted Bale immediately.
December 19, 2012 |
Director Terrence Malick's new film, coming on the heels of "The Tree of Life," may not be anyone's idea of a light romp at the movies, but based on the just-released trailer, it sure looks good. The film, which had its North American debut last fall at the Toronto Film Festival, stars Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem. It tells the story of an American man (Affleck) who embarks on a romance with a French single mother (Kurylenko) and brings her back to his Oklahoma hometown.
September 26, 2011 |
Melanie Hall did not think she was putting her week-old son at risk when she brought him to a Los Angeles doctor to be circumcised. But after a nurse took the baby into an examining room, something went terribly wrong. "I heard a scream, an excruciating kind of scream," Hall said. "You know your baby's cry. " The doctor called her in from the waiting room. He had cut off most of the tip of her son's penis. Hall sued both the doctor and the distributor of the Mogen clamp he had used to circumcise her now 8-year-old son, Terrel.
September 13, 2009 |
Geographically, Terrence Holt's debut collection could hardly be more expansive. The seven stories and one novella that constitute "In the Valley of the Kings" take the entire solar system for their canvas. And yet, whether set in the Egyptian desert or upstate New York, on a spaceship orbiting Jupiter or a different craft circling Saturn, each of these stories is animated by the same force: a human desolation so profound that Holt seems hard-pressed to find locations barren enough to match it. The universe of Holt's fiction is sparsely populated -- necessarily so, it would seem, since confronting the terror of solitude and grasping at flickering memories of an elusive past is how most of his characters spend most of their time.