Paramount Sees Its Future in the Stars (Big Ones)
By SHARON WAXMAN
After many years of sticking to midrange budgets and lesser-known stars, Paramount Pictures is on a mission to turn things around.
A Vermeer, Once Suspect, Will Be Offered at Sotheby's
By CAROL VOGEL
The painting was confirmed to be by Johannes Vermeer after years of study and will go on the block this summer, the company announced on Tuesday.
Liberal Voices Get New Home on Radio Dial
By JACQUES STEINBERG
Air America, which makes its debut on Wednesday with Al Franken at the microphone, intends to challenge the hegemony of conservatives on commercial talk radio.
Alistair Cooke, Elegant Interpreter of America, Dies at 95
By FRANK J. PRIAL
Alistair Cooke was the urbane and erudite British-born journalist who was a peerless observer of the American scene for almost 70 years.
Sieglinde, Lost Child, Turns Godly in the Singing
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
The performances of Deborah Voigt and Jane Eaglen demonstrated how great vocal artists can take you to the core of a character regardless of how they look.
Humanity and Nature Share a Timeless Dance on Persimmon Farms
By DAVE KEHR
At first glance this Japanese documentary looks like a simple sentimental paean to a vanishing way of life, but it turns out to have something more on its mind.
Celebrating an Artist Who Wanted to 'Murder Painting'
By ALAN RIDING
A new retrospective on Joan Miró at the Pompidou Center in Paris focuses on his struggle to find his own artistic identity.
Crooning Softly to Conceal the Pain
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Mr. Bey's cool, resonant voice and lingering phrasing evoked a mood that was beautiful yet tragic at Le Jazz au Bar last weekend.
A Buddhist Observes Humanity With Sharp and Stern Eyes
By A. O. SCOTT
Kim Ki Duk, in this exquisitely simple movie, manages to isolate something essential about human nature and at the same time to comprehend the scope of human experience.
A Coma Becomes the Real World, With a History of Modern Tibet
By D. J. R. BRUCKNER
The mournful history of Tibet in the 20th century gradually emerges from this soul journey by Ernest Abuba at the West End Theater.
Seeing John Lennon's Last Decade Through the Eyes of 2 F.B.I. Agents
By NEIL GENZLINGER
Mark St. Germain's study of two F.B.I. agents who are monitoring John Lennon seems written for people who were visiting Mars during the 1970's and 80's.
In America's Long Culture War, Under God or Under Citizens?
By MICHAEL KAZIN
Susan Jacoby sympathetically recounts the efforts of secular rebels against spiritual authority throughout American history.
Non-Equity Tours the Issue for Actors
By JESSE McKINLEY
To avoid another strike on Broadway, Actors' Equity and the League of American Theaters and Producers have to come to terms with the problem of non-Equity tours of Broadway shows.
Jesse Jackson, on the Air
By JACQUES STEINBERG
Clear Channel Radio will begin to syndicate Mr. Jackson as the host of a weekly broadcast, where the Reverend plans to examine contemporary issues.
A Young Work Revels Happily in Being Played as a Whole
By ALLAN KOZINN
Derek Bermel's "Soul Garden," a work that was excerpted in an earlier performance, was enjoyed in its entirety on Sunday.
Art James, 74, Game Show Host and Announcer, Dies
By WOLFGANG SAXON
Art James was a host and announcer for television game shows such as "Say When!" and "Family Feud Challenge."
John Sack, 74, Correspondent Who Reported From Battlefields, Dies
By CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT
John Sack was a pioneer of New Journalism who was best known for his reporting from Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.
Emily Morison Beck, 88, Who Edited Bartlett's Quotations, Dies
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Emily Morison Beck was the self-described literary archaeologist who edited three editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
By LAWRENCE VAN GELDER
Legal dispute on movie screeners settled; New Yorker critic becomes dean of Parsons; Jack Black to star in new King Kong movie.