In this extended transcript of an interview with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Serena Altschul, the playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan talks about the origin of his 2000 play "The Waverly Gallery," currently presented on Broadway in a critically-acclaimed revival starring Elaine May, as well as his experiences, positive and negative, in the world of film. LONERGAN: "Waverly Gallery" is about the last couple functioning years in the life of a Greenwich Village gallery owner. It takes place in 1989, it's based on my grandmother and my family, and it's about her last years trying to hold onto her life and her gallery as she kind of slips away. She's got dementia, and it's about how she tries to hang on to what she's got, and how her family, her daughter and grandson and all them cope with this extremely difficult end of life. ALTSCHUL: Is it your most autobiographical work? LONERGAN: [As Matthew Broderick put it], it's my most literally autobiographical … [Read more...] about Extended transcript: Kenneth Lonergan (“The Waverly Gallery”) on writing for stage and screen
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Rochelle Riley Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 William C. “Bill” Brooks, a long-respected Detroit icon whose reputation as a fearless civil, political and business pioneer reverberated across the country, died Monday. Brooks, a longtime General Motors executive, who served in three presidential administrations and headed several Michigan companies, was 85. Brooks had the uncanny ability to achieve in business while also setting the bar for civic engagement — fighting for quality education for Detroit schoolchildren, demanding business opportunities for African-American entrepreneurs and helping to forge a cultural legacy befitting the Motor City. He was revered for his service to community, the arts and children, serving on the board of Michigan Opera Theatre, the board of the Music Hall Center for Performing Arts and as chairman of the board of the Detroit Public Schools. He advised mayors, congressional representatives and … [Read more...] about Pioneering Detroit business, civic leader William Brooks dies at 85
A WESTMINSTER terror attack victim whose husband died while trying to save today recalled the moment she saw a car “revving” towards her. American Melissa Cochran and her husband Kurt had been sightseeing in London when Khalid Masood ploughed into them on Westminster Bridge. Mr Cochran, 54, bravely pushed his wife out of the way moments before Masood deliberately drove at them, an inquest at the Old Bailey heard today. She was badly injured but survived, while her husband was thrown from the balustrade and killed on the afternoon of March 22 last year. Giving evidence, Mrs Cochran told how she and her husband had been visiting London from the US as part of a tour of Europe. Mrs Cochran remembered looking to her right on the bridge with her husband on the left as a car approached. She said: "My next recollection, after I read some of the witness statements, I remember seeing the front of a car revving. "I remember seeing the front of the vehicle. The next thing I remember, … [Read more...] about Westminster terror attack victim whose husband died saving her recalls moment car mowed her down
George Sipple Detroit Free Press Published 8:22 p.m. UTC Jul 28, 2018 Thanks for reading. After more than two decades working for my hometown paper, I'm leaving the Detroit Free Press. I'm excited about what's ahead as the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist at Novi Community School District. The Free Press and its readers are special, and that's why I'm grateful I have a chance to say good-bye in this column. I've struggled with what to say because I grew up at the Freep and have experienced so many wonderful memories. I covered just about every sport and every professional team in town. I'm thankful to former bosses like Gene Myers and Owen Davis. They believed in me, even when I sometimes lacked self-confidence. I'm really thankful to copy editors, who saved me more than once. I learned to budget my time — and credit card. I traveled across North America and made lifetime friends I would have otherwise … [Read more...] about Sipple: I grew up at the Free Press; now it’s time to say good-bye