Get a close-up of Samantha from “Sex in the City.” Kim Cattrall plays a capricious 1930s divorcee in Noel Coward ’s “Private Lives.” Honeymooning in the south of France with husband No. 2, she unexpectedly runs into husband No. 1, who’s also on a honeymoon -- and staying in the next room.
In 2006, Marisha Pessl arrived on the scene fully formed, like Botticelli’s Venus, with “Special Topics in Calamity Physics,” a showy first novel stuffed with literary references and written in the voice of a smart, bookish 16-year-old, which she had down.
Governor Jerry Brown said he will unveil plans today to divert abundant Northern California water to thirsty Southern California for 25 million people and the farms that grow half of the U.S.’s fresh produce.