| Apr 18, 2013
** (out of four)
“Pixar's 'Wall-E' was pretty good. Imagine how great it would be if it were live action, starred Tom Cruise and unfolded kind of like Duncan Jones ('Moon,' 'Source Code') directing Independence Day!”
From that hypothetical,...
| Nov 15, 2013
One World Trade Center in New York has been officially named the tallest building in the U.S., snagging the title from its rival, the Willis Tower in Chicago. So declared the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat this week.
Technically, the roof...
| Dec 12, 2013
V.S. Naipaul, who wrote one of my two favorite novels, "A House for Mr. Biswas," is not exactly known for his winning personality — even many of his admirers find him arrogant, vicious, racist and misogynist. But a beautiful interview with him in...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As of Thursday, I am no longer just a name to three residents of our coverage area. I am also the man with the stuffed Emily Dickinson.
Three years ago, I stayed at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Ore., in which every room is themed after a famous...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — King Kong climbed it. A bomber crashed into it. Now the country's most iconic building is going public.
The Empire State Building is set to make its debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. And for $13 — about half the cost...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As his actors run through a crucial scene — one in which hopes are dashed and the plot is thickened — director Sheldon Epps watches with a contemplative eye.
"Good," Epps says at the scene's end, his elegant baritone filling the Pasadena...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Awash in music, "Sleepless in Seattle," Nora Ephron's 1993 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, almost makes sense as a stage musical. That is, until you start considering who could compose a score to compete with a soundtrack that includes "As Time Goes...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long after buying a rustic vacation cabin nearly two decades ago, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp was told by the previous owner that the cabin was haunted by the ghosts of two brothers and the girl they both loved, all of whom died horrifically...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Have you ever ridden a tricycle with square wheels or floated smoothly on a sea of lumpy acorns? The eighth-graders at Harford Friends School did just that when they visited the National Museum of Mathematics (also known as MoMath) in New York City with...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:24 AM
In honor of Loyola joining the Patriot League, City Council president Bernard C.“Jack” Young declared Monday to be Patriot League Day in Baltimore.
Loyola and Boston University are the two teams joining the Patriot League this season,...
| Jul 2, 2013
NEW YORK — This was the ACC like we've never seen. Lobster-on-crostini hors d'oeuvres and piped-in-jazz overlooking Times Square rather than barbecue, hush puppies and Kenny Chesney out yonder. An aggressive, confident marketing campaign instead...