John Updike, 1932–2009

IF YOU DON’T know John Updike, who passed away Tuesday, imagine Joe Biden for a minute to get a general idea of the writer. Like his fellow citizen of small-city eastern Pennsylvania, the late John Updike had a personable boyishness that lasted into old age and a fine and democratic sense of humor. In [...]

Golden Globes Wrap

Tipsier, blousier and with more cleavage than the Oscars, the 65-year-old Golden Globe awards went on with its show last night. The telecast faced tight competition from Jack Bauer and the ladies of Wisteria Lane. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association ceremony is best known as the group unhampered by having to decide whether comedy [...]