Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
Richard L. Brooks is an African-American actor, singer, and director. He is best known for his role as Assistant District Attorney Paul Robinette during the first three seasons of the NBC TV drama Law & Order (and in three subsequent episodes). Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brooks studied acting, dance, and voice work at Interlochen Academy of Arts in Michigan.
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A Drive To Destroy Themselves and Others
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Richard Brooks’s screen adaptation of Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ is a portrait of waste, loss and spiritual emptiness.
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A Drive To Destroy Themselves and Others
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Richard Brooks’s screen adaptation of Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ is a portrait of waste, loss and spiritual emptiness.
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3 charged in Uptown armed robbery
Chicago Times - about 1 year
A man and two boys were charged with armed robbery after they robbed a man at gunpoint in the Uptown neighborhood early Sunday, Chicago police said.Richard Brooks, 18, of the 5000 block of North Ashland Avenue and two boys, whose names were not available because they are juveniles, were charged...
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'Johnny Carson' Book Offers Juicy Peek Into Late Night Host's Life
Huffington Post - over 3 years
-- "Johnny Carson" (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Henry Bushkin Hell hath no fury like a lawyer scorned. "You must never, ever repeat a word from last night," Johnny Carson told Henry Bushkin after sobering up from a barstool confessional. Bushkin gave a lawyerly assurance to "The Tonight Show" host, saying in part, "I would lose my license if during your lifetime I repeated it to a soul." Maybe Carson's head hurt too much to catch that little caveat. Had he noticed the words "in your lifetime," the entertainer might not have been so keen on hiring a 27-year-old lawyer who likely would outlive him and might one day reveal his personal and professional blemishes. Is Bushkin's writing about his famously private client an act of betrayal tinged with revenge? Carson did fire him after nearly two decades of devoted service. Putting that matter aside, few books like "Johnny Carson" have been more engrossing. It's not just a juicy peek inside a celebrity's life from the v ...
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A Daguerreotype Glimpse Of The Civil War
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation" (Bloomsbury), by Robert Wilson Civil War photographer Mathew Brady largely taught himself the finer points of the two pursuits that have linked his name to history: taking pictures and self-promotion. The son of Irish immigrant farmers had a talent for cajoling presidents, generals and business leaders to sit before his camera. Other than his birth around 1823 in Warren County, N.Y., little is recorded about Brady's early life, a challenge for biographer Robert Wilson. Yet readers of "Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation" probably benefit from this dearth of personal information. Wilson moves quickly to what matters most – Brady's role in how we see America in the mid- to late 19th century. Timing was on Brady's side when, as a teenager, he left the countryside for the big city around 1840. The early photographic process called daguerreotype, invented in Paris, arrived in New York just ahead of him. He may have taken lessons ...
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Sainsbury's accused of tax hypocrisy over Vodafone mobile deal
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Supermarket boss who spoke against tax avoidance is criticised for joining forces with phone firm known for use of havens Sainsbury's chief executive, Justin King, a vocal critic of tax avoidance, has launched the supermarket's first mobile phone service with Vodafone, which has been heavily criticised for its use of tax havens. The UK's third biggest supermarket was accused of hypocrisy over the deal, which could net Vodafone millions of pounds as Sainsbury's rents its mobile spectrum and shares the profits. It comes a week after King said the debate around tax avoidance was a "moral issue" rather than just a legal one. On Monday King welcomed the deal with Vodafone. "Together with Vodafone, we'll be able to develop mobile products and services that represent great value for Sainsbury's customers." Mobile by Sainsbury's is set to launch later this summer and follows similar services from rivals Tesco and Asda. Richard Brooks, the author of The Great Tax Robbery who exposed many ...
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'Exorcist' Director's Memories
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir" (Harper), by William Friedkin A self-made, scrappy professional reaches the top only to be brought down by conflicting desires and his own hubris. Amid the wreckage, he reconsiders what's important to him and begins anew, success attainable once again but not at all certain. That sounds like the outline of a movie directed by William Friedkin, the Oscar winner behind "The French Connection" (1971), "The Exorcist" (1973) and more than a dozen other films plus plays and even operas. It's also the theme of a page-turning memoir in which Friedkin revisits his victories and defeats while taking the blame for dropping the brass ring. If measured by ticket sales alone, Friedkin's filmmaking career peaked in the early 1970s. His first nondocumentary, the Sonny and Cher oddity "Good Times," was released in 1967. His most recent movie was 2011's love-it-or-hate-it shocker "Killer Joe." That's four years to reach the heights and nearly ...
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Rita Moreno's Arduous Tale
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Rita Moreno: A Memoir" (Celebra), by Rita Moreno The award-winning actress Rita Moreno opens up – way, way up – in a memoir driven less by recollections from her career than by her effort to overcome crippling self-doubts. Fans eager to learn what it was like to dance for Gene Kelly (in "Singin' in the Rain"), share a soundstage with Yul Brynner (in "The King and I") and perform the choreography of Jerome Robbins (in "West Side Story") aren't likely to be satisfied with Moreno's brisk treatment of her work. Yet, Moreno wasn't shaped by the roles she played. She focuses her story on a journey of self-discovery, and it's that introspection that gives her memoir its punch. Her success story is so American. Her mother brought 5-year-old Rosita Dolores Alverio to the United States from Puerto Rico to seek a better life – as much or more for herself as for her daughter. She left her husband (the first of five) and her young son in Juncos, a village little Rosita ...
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Janell Ross: Reproductive Rights and Race; Immigration Reform Has Next; Low-Top Boxes and Abolitionists; Bad Investment Advice
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The news of the day certainly rotates somewhere around immigration reform. The President is expected to deliver a speech in Las Vegas this afternoon outlining his goals for immigration reform legislation and calling for action. A bi-partisan group of senators announced the bare bones of a plan yesterday. Should Congress manage to pass immigration legislation this year, it would mark the first significant overhaul of the nation's migration policy since the 1980s. The president is expected to echo much of what the group of Senators laid out yesterday with a few differences. And NBC Latino points out that labor and civil rights groups and other "unusual suspects" are backing the proposed reforms already made public. If you are a person who has any doubts about the continued role that discrimination plays in the labor market, or want to get a sense of how large it looms, take a look at this break down of Equal Opportunity Commission hiring data from private employers and ...
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David Finkle: Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Revival Not Hot But Tinny
Huffington Post - about 4 years
When word got around during the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof previews at the Richard Rodgers that for the revival director Rob Ashford had decided a ghost never specified by Tennessee Williams should wander through the action, the resulting theater community hubbub led to some creative-team rethinking. Result: successful ghostbusting. That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't less visible ghosts haunting this embarrassingly misguided event -- among them the ghosts of actors Barbara Bel Geddes, Ben Gazzara, Burl Ives, Mildred Dunnock and director Elia Kazan from the original 1955 production and Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Judith Anderson, Ives again and director Richard Brooks from the 1958 movie version. The most agitated specter buzzing around Christopher Oram's ludicrously over-sized set is, however, playwright Williams, who was famous for rethinking his works long after he'd seen them produced and, indeed, never seemed satisfied with the ending of this work -- his 197 ...
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Tuesday Playlist: The Return of Justified and Cougar Town, Jimmy Kimmel's Move, More
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Tuesday Playlist: The Return of Justified and Cougar Town, Jimmy Kimmel's Move, More Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 7:43 am, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Which means, for me, the return of FX's most satisfying drama, Justified (10/9c), for a fourth season of wryly amusing but often shockingly brutal backwoods mayhem. (Said secret seems to have something to do with the hapless skydiver who went splat on a suburban street 30 years ago, the season's opening scene.) Meanwhile, a newly arrived snake-handling revival preacher (Joe Mazzello, once upon a time the kid from Jurassic Park, who matriculated through HBO's The Pacific) is rattling Harlan County's criminal underworld, most notably Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who's none too pleased to be told, "People gettin' off drugs, gettin' hooked on Jesus." ...
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Justin Cronin Returns With 'The Twelve'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"The Twelve" (Ballantine), by Justin Cronin The middle book in a trilogy faces a striking challenge. It must match the interest and appeal created by the first book while advancing the story with enough surprises that readers will believe their investment of time and emotion will pay off in the final installment. Justin Cronin's "The Twelve" walks a fine line in meeting that challenge. It returns us to a horrible, fascinating future dominated by vampirelike creatures called "virals," created by a military experiment gone wrong. As in "The Passage," published in 2010, Cronin presents multiple storylines, one as the virus takes hold and civilization falls apart and others a few generations later as the world tries to redefine what's normal. Reading "The Twelve" without the benefit and background of the first book would be as unwise as venturing out at night, the prime feeding time for the virals. "The Passage" brilliantly creates a bloody dystopia, and its sequel ...
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'Bite the Bullet,' epic Americana
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
RATING: (WILD APPLAUSE) Richard Brooks had a great social conscience as a writer but a thuggish method of direction - everything was in your face, from "Blackboard Jungle" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to "Elmer Gantry,"...
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Shop owners in move to revive their fortunes
This is Bristol - almost 5 years
STRUGGLING storekeepers and shop owners in Clifton Village are planning to launch a new scheme in the hope of revitalising the area. Clifton has been badly hit by the downturn and there have been a number of closures in the area over the last three years as trade has dropped off or moved to other parts of the city. The Clifton Village Traders' Association is behind moves to designate Clifton as a Business Improvement District (BID) – which would raise around £300,000 over five years for improvements in the area. Under the scheme around 300 traders would have to pay an extra levy of 1.5 per cent on their business rates each year. Tony Miles, the former Radio One DJ, is one of the driving forces behind the latest attempt to improve the situation in Clifton Village. Mr Miles, who was known in his radio days as Smiley Miley, helped reform the Traders' Association just over a year ago after concerns were raised about falling trade in the area. Mr Miles, who is also chairman of the Tr ...
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Donation to Land Trust Significantly Increases Open Space
East Hampton-Portland Patch - almost 5 years
  The Middlesex Land Trust has added 32 acres of open space to expand the Boardman Preserve in Middletown — a donation of land by Middle Boardman Associates LLC. In 2010, in collaboration with the U.S. Army, the Middlesex Land Trust purchased 54 acres of the former farm on Boardman Lane in Middletown creating the Boardman Preserve. The Army provided the funding for the purchase of the open space and is managing a wetlands restoration project on the land as mitigation for the loss of habitat destroyed by the development of a new Army base built on another property. This year, the owner of the initial parcel that was sold, Middle Boardman Associates LLC, led by Pedro Wasmer, has donated the remaining portion of the Boardman Lane parcel to the Middlesex Land Trust. This additional open space substantially increases the size of the Boardman Preserve and will provide added protection for the Sawmill Brook Watershed. The Preserve now includes both sides of Sawmill and Richards Brook ...
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Monster team, monster appetites - Savannah Morning News
Google News - over 5 years
By Richard Brooks The Bluffton Bobcats have thrown up some monster numbers on the scoreboard so far this season. And after their Friday night home football games, they've thrown down some Monster Pizza. Ryan McCarthy, owner of Monster Pizza and the
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Bluffton keeps perfect with big win over Wade Hamption - Bluffton Today
Google News - over 5 years
By Richard Brooks Bluffton High used its quick offense and tenacious defense to throttle Wade Hampton, 55-7, on Friday night and carry a perfect 5-0 record into a bye week before the start of serious region play. Coach Ken Cribb said his team will work
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Washington City Council candidates' forum - Beaufort Observer
Google News - over 5 years
All candidates except Gil Davis and Richard Brooks attended. Kellie Hopkins, Director of the Beaufort County Board of Elections, moderated. After opening statements, representatives of the media asked questions to which each candidate responded
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