| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Jan 1, 2013
Happy New Year! Thanks, as always, for your support of this blog. Let's look to the future. A new year means a new season of awards shows. The biggest telecasts will be the Grammys Feb. 10 on CBS and the Oscars Feb. 24 on ABC. But the Golden Globes...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 8:26 PM
As far as I can remember, the word super never became a prefix for the benign designation of lobbyist until Jack Abramoff, a former B-movie producer, took over K street in the 1990s. A well-built, larger-than-life figure who famously donned Mafioso trench...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Made in Dagenham
The great Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) takes the lead in this studious reenactment of the 1968 Ford sewing machinist’s strike in East London, in which a small coterie of female assembly-line workers made national news by...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:34 AM
It was a dark and stormy night for the kickoff of Halloween Horror Nights 22 at Universal Studios on Friday. I was surprised by how crowded it was -- the skies had opened up and the park was deluged right about the opening hour. This event, obviously,...
| May 19, 2011
| 7:23 AM
The CW Network unveiled it 2011-2012 programming schedule Thursday and I’ve got three words for you, Buffyverse: Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Gellar, who played “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” returns to TV in the new series “Ringer.”...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
DALLAS — Like spokes stretching from its 400-foot arch, the steel cords of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge propel us from the glossy downtown Arts District to gritty West Dallas.
Renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, performer Lyle Lovett...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:12 PM
If there is one television sportscaster to whom the adjective “legendary” can honestly be applied, it is Al Michaels, play-by-play announcer of NBC's “Sunday Night Football.” From almost two decades in the booth at ABC's “...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:57 AM
Smoke wafts over the stage as a sexy chanteuse bursts through a curtain of gold streamers and reaches for the microphone to sing "The Lady Is a Tramp."
"Wait. Can I try that again?" asks the singer, Laura Benanti, who plays Bunny mother Carol-Lynne in...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend.
It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...