| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Chen had moved...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:58 AM
When author Margaret Meacham was a little girl, she let her imagination soar while perched high in the branches of a buckeye tree in her family's Pittsburgh backyard.
Now, half a century after those leafy daydreams, the 60-year-old Meacham is a popular...
| Jan 7, 2013
Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...
| Jan 11, 2013
* (out of four)
Imagine if the “Paranormal Activity” films still featured loud noises and mysteriously falling pots and pans—only this time, they also included Marlon Wayans being raped by a ghost. Wouldn’t that be hilarious?
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Marlon Wayans wrings every last down-and-dirty giggle out of a single joke in "A Haunted House," his return to "Scary Movie" territory, in truth if not by contract.
He's no longer involved in that series, so he limited himself to making fun not of every...
| Jan 17, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
First Jennifer Lawrence had “House at the End of the Street.” Now her fellow best actress Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), has her own PG-13-rated horror nonsense with “Mama,”...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
At least since whoever wrote "The Arabian Nights" invented postmodernism, we have been visited by metafiction — literature folding in on itself to address its own fictionality. At its best we get "Don Quixote," "Tristram Shandy," Jorge Luis Borges'...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and first black Supreme Court justice who was instrumental in ending Jim Crow segregation. His representation of schoolgirl Linda Brown...
| Sep 14, 2011
New and Returning Shows for the 2011 Season...
| Oct 12, 2011
The story is about a slacker who dies and decides to become more of a go-getter in the afterlife, setting up a service whereby ghosts can be rented for this haunting or that supernatural intervention. Russell Brand was to star in “Rent-a-Ghost....
| Oct 24, 2011
Halloween is just a week away, and Disney Family.com can help parents get ready. Viewers will find everything from costume ideas to recipes, easy crafts and free pumpkin-carving templates. Twenty templates are offered for Disney characters, including...