Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the heiress to one of America’s great business fortunes whose support of presidential candidate John Edwards had attracted her, at 100, the type of public scrutiny she had spent a lifetime avoiding, has died. She was 103.
Gary Lynch, Bank of America Corp.’s general counsel and compliance chief, gathered his lawyer friends to watch Frank Langella, playing King Lear, ignore his good counselors Cordelia and Kent and meet a tragic end.
Sleek in top coat, double-breasted suit with peaked lapels and gray fedora severely angled to hide his face, Frank Langella’s Gregor Antonescu sweeps into the Greenwich Village dump that has been his estranged son’s home.
Rock anthemist Ian Hunter helped launch Mott the Hoople at the end of the 1960s and had gone solo by 1975. He brings his pithy, cosmic and reliably literate sensibility (and trademark wild hair) to City Winery, where, as the name implies, the wine list is as seriously considered as the guest artists.
Shakespeare wrote some three dozen plays, and this season you can see at least 12 of them in New York. Loot turned to James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, and Leonard Barkan, chairman of Princeton's department of comparative literature, for help with the hard choices.
Veteran British television interviewer David Frost, whose interview with former U.S. President Richard Nixon was made into a Hollywood movie, died at the age of 74, the BBC reported today, citing a family statement.