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Documentary (genre)

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  • Movie reviews: Oscar-nominated short documentaries

    Movie reviews: Oscar-nominated short documentaries
    This year's Oscar contenders in the nonfiction shorts category reflect the academy's preference for documentaries with a socially conscious message rather than more experimental or open-ended explorations. Clocking in at about 40 minutes each, all five...
  • Ancient woven fabric makes modern resurgence

    Ancient woven fabric makes modern resurgence
    Rita St. Clair and her staff turned to an ancient classic when the Baltimore interior designer was asked to decorate a room upon her induction into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame. The group wanted a fabric to accent a number of pieces in the...
  • Berlin Film Festival focuses on Iran

    Berlin Film Festival focuses on Iran
    As the Berlin International Film Festival kicked off last week, the upheaval in Egypt was on everyone's lips here in the German capital. But it was the bitter aftermath of Iran's 2009 populist uprising that truly infused this year's Berlinale. The...
  • PASSINGS: Perry Moore, Don Peterman, Nancy Carr

    PASSINGS: Perry Moore, Don Peterman, Nancy Carr
    Perry Moore Executive producer on 'Narnia' series Perry Moore, 39, an executive producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia" film series and the author of an award-winning novel about a gay teenager with superpowers, died Thursday at a New York hospital after...
  • Review: Chicago documentary 'If I'm Not Home: Ron Cooper, A Life in Jazz'

    Review: Chicago documentary 'If I'm Not Home: Ron Cooper, A Life in Jazz'
    **1/2 (out of four) For many years, jazz singer/scatman extraordinaire Ron Cooper was a figure in Chicago jazz, performing at the Green Mill and influencing local staples like Von Freeman and Fareed Haque (both of whom appear in this documentary, shot...
  • PBS' 'American Experience' relives Triangle fire

    All too often, hideous fires make the news, and victims are soon forgotten. Not so with the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The 146 people who died in that ghastly fire in New York's Greenwich Village on March 25, 1911, became the symbols for what...
  • Ted Tajima dies at 88; longtime Alhambra High journalism teacher

    Ted Tajima dies at 88; longtime Alhambra High journalism teacher
    If a student dared to use the word "reveal" in a story, Alhambra High School journalism teacher Ted Tajima would wield his red pencil and boom in his eloquent baritone, "Only God reveals." To his students, he was "T" or "Mr. T," a man of inspiration...
  • Banksy may have made his mark on Montrose

    Banksy may have made his mark on Montrose
    A vinyl-sticker depiction of President Obama has appeared on a wall in Montrose in the style as the world-renowned, yet secretive, graffiti street artist Banksy. The vinyl-sticker — on a concrete wall on Ocean View Boulevard near Foothill...
  • 'The King's Speech' wins top Oscars

    'The King's Speech' wins top Oscars
    "The King's Speech" was crowned best film at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Nominated for 12 Oscars -- the most of any film -- it won four statuettes, including for Colin Firth for lead actor, Tom Hooper for director, and David Seidler for...
  • Eccentrics, dreamers and seekers flock to Crestone, Colo.

    Eccentrics, dreamers and seekers flock to Crestone, Colo.
    For thousands of years, the high, arid San Luis Valley has spawned tales of the strange and the fantastic. Native Americans called it the Bloodless Valley, setting aside their weapons as they made vision quests up sacred Blanca Peak, the great sentinel...
  • Jamie Oliver: Food fighter

    Jamie Oliver: Food fighter
    Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...