| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Semi-serious question of the day: Does the pope's astronomer (yes, there is such a job) watch "Futurama"? The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports that Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican's senior scientist, has no problem with the notion of...
| Jan 1, 2009
You say the economy's in the tank, your credit card's maxed out, and you can't afford a movie ticket, much less a Wii?
Well, lift your head up high! Go ahead, look up! The new year holds in store all kinds of celestial entertainment for Maryland...
| Sep 21, 2008
WAS JOHN MILTON a student of the occult? I had forgotten just how extensive his grasp of demonology was until the publication of a new edition of "Paradise Lost" (Modern Library: 424 pp., $11 paper), annotated and introduced by William Kerrigan, John...
| Sep 22, 2008
Born in the United States to Korean parents and raised in Canada -- where she calls Vancouver home -- Grace Park got the travel bug early.
Though concurrent roles on "The Cleaner" and " Battlestar Galactica" -- as well as the Canadian series "The Border"...
| Sep 29, 2008
In the beginning, there were heroes. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and others embraced a clear and perilous mission: to land a man on the moon within a decade. The president challenged them. The country cheered them. And the world rejoiced that...
| Oct 10, 2008
The title of Amanda Ross-Ho's intriguing new exhibition at Cherry and Martin bemoans the frustrations of communication. "Half of what I say is meaningless" is most recognizable as the first line of the Beatles' song "Julia," but it actually comes from a...
| May 18, 2008
JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
| Jun 1, 2008
ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face."
The man is silent.
Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything."
Man: "I voted absentee last year?"
| Jun 17, 2008
¿Quién eres: Mina o el vampiro? Rita sonríe con malicia. El vampiro, por supuesto, no me gusta ser la víctima, dice mientras clava la estaca de su mirada en la imagen de Klaus Kinski sosteniendo a la bella Isabelle Adjani.
Una planta trepadora...
| Feb 7, 2008
The shoes say it all.
From the opening scene of NBC's anticipated "Lipstick Jungle," premiering Thursday, Feb. 7, the camera focuses on three women's feet. Naturally, they're moving fast because this is New York, and everyone except tourists are in a...
| Mar 17, 2008
No matter where you drive in this megalopolis, it's hard to miss Juarez Street. That's because there are 632 of them. Hidalgo Street is almost as ubiquitous, with 624 incarnations. At least 500 streets are named Zapata.
But you can also find Sea of...