Movies | Dec 13, 2013
How much Scrooge is too much? Surviving a Dickens overdose. By Jon Brooks
NPR Film | Dec 13, 2013
Portraying author P.L. Travers and Walt Disney, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks recreate the backstage drama that got Mary Poppins from the page to the screen in Saving Mr. Banks. Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman also star. By Ella Taylor
The Do List | Dec 12, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a bevy of nutcrackers, prodigal songs, and much more!
Multimedia | Dec 12, 2013
Making a "best" games list is boring -- and everybody's doing it -- so why not list the games that inspired the most thought, the most empathy, or the strongest emotional response? By Emily Eifler
Event | Dec 11, 2013
S.F. native performs with his regular comedy troupe at quartet of new shows. By Jonathan Curiel
Jennifer Holliday sprang to stardom in the 1980s for her Tony Award-winning performance in Dreamgirls and went on to a recording career after Broadway. But her life wasn't always glamorous: She suffered from depression and obesity, and once attempted suicide. She talks about the message she's trying to send with her forthcoming album, The Song is You.
At a concert staging, Smash die-hards get a look at what the show's second-season rock musical was meant to be like.
HBO's new TV special is part biography, part music-appreciation lesson and part performance piece. Critic David Bianculli says it's a superbly compiled work, overseen by two of the people most intimately familiar with the composer himself.
The New York Times calls Stephen Sondheim the "greatest and perhaps best-known artist in American musical theater." Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for, among others, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company. In 2010 he joined Fresh Air to discuss his career in musical theater.
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