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RIP Jonathan Winters, 1925–2013

Winters was a certified shape-shifter; he helped establish the idea, now common to comedy fans, that being a humorist was not just about telling jokes but...

Not Just Laughs: Stand-Up Comics Come to Broadway

"Anything that keeps me off Dancing with the Stars is good," Chris Rock was telling David Letterman a few weeks ago, explaining why he's co-starring in his first...

10 Questions for Robin Williams

In the play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, you're the tiger, who becomes a ghost. How does one prepare to play that? A little pacing, biting whenever...

Robin Williams, Under Control

Robin Williams is a dangerous guy. Or maybe he and the people who make his movies just think he’s a dangerous guy. There is an unwillingness to just let him rear...

Found in America

Over here on the left, fighting for the blue states, the Munro family: Bob (Robin Williams), Jamie (Cheryl Hines) and their disaffected offspring. They are, as...

Can The Real Robin Still Stand Up?

Robin Williams is nervous. He is prowling around backstage at the Chicago Theater, waiting for the curtain to go up in front of a packed house and wondering if...

Movies: One Hour Photo

Robin Williams comes to us these days in one of two variants--cuddly or creepy. The latter is marginally more amusing. Here, as "Sy, the photo guy," he develops...

Cinema: Bicentennial Man

STARRING: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt, Hallie Kate Eisenberg DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus OPENS: Dec. 17 To love your mechanical playmate...

Elegant Nightmares

  If Christopher Nolan weren't a movie director, he could be a Ralph Lauren ad. Tall, blond and civilized, he sits in a rocking chair in his living room...

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