Ludwig talks about Tom Sawyer debut

Ken Ludwig said he prefers plays to musicals — a surprising comment, considering he is the author of the new musical playing at the Shubert […]

Less rockin' and moe. groovin'

In the family of modern jam bands, the upstate New York band moe. has always been something of the underachieving little brother on Ritalin. The […]

Boston Bad Boys briefly electrify fans at Toad's Place

It happened as soon as the lights came on and a huge red banner featuring the Mighty Mighty Bosstones mascot, a snarling bulldog, unfurled behind […]

Chris Rock's humor nearly rescues 'Down to Earth'

While “Down to Earth” promises to be another installment of comedian Chris Rock’s cutting, sidesplitting humor, it turns out to be not much more than […]

A late night of vomit on Old Campus

Vomiting plays well in your average Hollywood or Dollywood. Witness Adam Sandler, “The Exorcist,” and Calista Flockhart’s fainting-from-exhaustion episodes on the set of “Ally McBeal.” […]

Cult following aside, Grossman still grooves against the grain

Celebrity life at Yale is no piece of cake. Ask Claire Danes or Barbara Bush if they like the kind of attention they get. Arriving […]

Without drugs or Peppers, Frusciante still strong

Once upon a time I met a man named Paddy who claimed (a) he was a disinherited member of the Scottish nobility, and (b) he […]

That poor Eric shouldn't have messed with Texas

Earlier this semester, I got an e-mail from an ex of mine who called me “the most selfish person on the face of the planet.” […]

Strip tease

From the gilded entryway of the Catwalk Club, Frank the manager runs a ship tighter than the ass-less chaps of Gabby, the club’s most popular […]

Cuban's life celebrated in 'Before Night Falls'

From the very first minute, “Before Night Falls” surrounds you with the lush green forests of rural Cuba and captures you in a world saturated […]

'Chocolat,' dead people and the Academy Awards

Andrew Mondshein sees famous people. All the time. He sees them when he’s alone in the dark in his editing studio. They say “hi” to […]