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Documentary (genre)

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  • 'Water for Elephants'

    'Water for Elephants'
    A circus provides the setting for this slow-paced but well-acted adaptation of Sara Gruen's best-seller, casting "Twilight" fan favorite Robert Pattinson as a Depression-era veterinary student who goes AWOL after his parents die. He hooks up with a...
  • Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director
    One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
  • A close-up look at haute cuisine

    A close-up look at haute cuisine
    Food has become a spectator sport these days. Television has given us a smorgasbord of shows, from “Top Chefs” to “MasterChefs.” For those who like their food with a spicy side of loud and aggressive, the new documentary, “El...
  • Crazy for vintage: Old styles have new appeal at Ellicott City shop

    Crazy for vintage: Old styles have new appeal at Ellicott City shop
    When Maryland Public Television called Cindi Ryland last May to request models to attend a reception for its major donors, the owner of Retropolitan vintage clothing store took the request in stride. After all, she’s had them before. What took her...
  • Ken Burns' doc shows Chicago's special place in 'Prohibition' history

    Ken Burns' doc shows Chicago's special place in 'Prohibition' history
    No city became as heated, violent and infamous in its rebellion against the decade-long social experiment known as Prohibition than Chicago. Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the city's special role in the debate over the 18th Amendment to...
  • Howard County in the dry years

    Howard County in the dry years
    When Ken Burns’s new documentary “Prohibition” debuts on public television next week, Americans will revisit an era in this country when the people participated in an unusual moral experiment. From 1920 through 1933, citizens were...
  • Television review: 'Prohibition'

    Television review: 'Prohibition'
    It's fall on PBS, when the big documentary blockbusters heave into view; and nobody builds them bigger than Ken Burns, whose name always seems to be part of the title, even when it isn't: "Ken Burns' Baseball," "Ken Burns' Jazz," "Ken Burns' Civil War."...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: The brain, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

    Patt Morrison Asks: The brain, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Here's a Hollywood pitch for you: Leading U.S. neurosurgeon started life as a struggling Mexican boy who made it from illegal-immigrant California farmworker to Harvard Med. Not buying it? You should. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa was that kid and is that...
  • A U.S. veto of Palestinian statehood would uphold international law

    I disagree with Ariel Ilan Roth's op-ed "U.S. is Wrong on Palestine" (Sept. 21). I will make a purely legal argument why the U.S. should veto Palestine's unilateral attempt for statehood in the United Nations. The following information is from the...
  • TV review: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'

    TV review: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'
    "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday on HBO, is a long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle. Directed by Martin Scorsese at the...
  • Martin Scorsese takes big risks in HBO's 'George Harrison'

    Martin Scorsese takes big risks in HBO's 'George Harrison'
    I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...