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  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history
    Moviegoers are already hot for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal Pictures' bondage-flavored Valentine's Day gift to cinemas doesn't open for nearly a month, but is already the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history. The online ticketer...
  • Decision to canonize Father Junipero Serra draws divided reaction

    Decision to canonize Father Junipero Serra draws divided reaction
    He wandered beyond the edge of Christendom into a rugged land of "infidels" he sought to convert. When Father Junipero Serra and his cavalcade arrived at la bahia de San Diego in 1769, between 225,000 and 310,000 natives inhabited the territory that...
  • Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach

     Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach
    Running off at the typewriter … The winningest coach in college football history is once again a man who turned a blind eye to little boys being raped. Shame, shame, shame on the NCAA for settling a lawsuit Friday filed by Pennsylvania...
  • Winston Churchill: Journey through the life of the 'greatest Briton'

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one politician's death — and extending the recognition to a whole year, across an entire nation — might seem excessive. Unless that politician is Winston Churchill, and the nation is Britain. "Our...
  • Luck-Brady Will Be The Stuff Of History

    An AFC Championship edition of Half-Baked Jake: Andrew Luck is 25. Tom Brady is 37. Luck is 0-3 against the Patriots, including last year in the playoffs. He has passed for 968 yards and six touchdowns in those games, but has eight interceptions and two...
  • New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture

    New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture
    A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center captures one of the nation's — and the Peninsula's — ugliest chapters in history with a thought-provoking collection of photographs, paintings and other works of art....
  • Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson

    Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson
    It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early-childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the self-...
  • What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint

    What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint
    Is there a word for the extinction of cultures? Not the people of those cultures, but the cultures themselves? I ask because one of the notable consequences of the California mission movement founded by and overseen by Father Junipero Serra was the loss...
  • Meet the couples who will be part of history in the same-sex marriage battle

    April DeBoer never intended to be a legal pioneer, much less a public face of perhaps the most significant civil rights challenge to reach the Supreme Court in years. She and her partner just wanted to be able to adopt children as a couple. But when...
  • Faith and Values: Genealogy and the 'Spirit of Elijah'

    In my last few columns, I've written about a new temple being constructed in Philadelphia by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple near Logan Square is due to be completed in summer 2016. Since the closest temples are in...
  • 5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids

    5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids
    BLACK CREATIVITY AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Art and science mix when the MSI kicks off its annual Black Creativity programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A chance to explore African-American genius, the events include innovation workshops...