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  • Franklin, Perlman, Ma add musical flourishes to Obama inauguration

    In addition to the traditional marches and flourishes from a military band, the inaugural ceremony included two remarkable musical interludes. The first was provided by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, whose dynamic, gospel-inflected delivery of "My...
  • 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and 'Fly Me to the Moon'

    'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and 'Fly Me to the Moon'
    At what point might animators be arrested for doing work so ugly it causes aesthetic blindness in millions of younglings? It's not a question that comes up every week. But this is the week for it. The two cruddiest animated films of the year, " Star...
  • Reprints are king in parts of book world

    Reprints are king in parts of book world
    People whose lives are tied up with books, as writers, critics, booksellers or readers, are always -- always -- looking for something new. But in the last few years, they've been turning to something old. The publishers specializing in reprints have...
  • Movie Review: 'Miracle at St. Anna'

    In flashes, the World War II saga "Miracle at St. Anna" reminds you of the necessity and invention of director Spike Lee. He may shoot this feature, like many before it, every which way, but he scores just often enough to ensure a few indelible images....
  • Equal-access bill passes

    Amid its flurry of final-day action, the General Assembly unanimously approved a bill requiring schools to provide disabled students access to sports programs, either among themselves or with able-bodied students. Under the measure known as the Fitness...
  • Equal-access bill went too far

    It's a long-held political truism that a legislative body can inflict its worst damage on its citizenry near the close of a session, when passions are high and legislators' attention is scattered toward the twin goals of getting bills passed and getting...
  • Review: 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'

    Review: 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
    It's the summer's most anticipated film, the latest in a beloved series that's earned $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Add in a premiere at the most prestigious of international film festivals, and the wonder of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of...
  • 'Indiana Jones' review: A good ride for old time's sake

    'Indiana Jones' review: A good ride for old time's sake
    There were a dozen good reasons to not do a fourth Indiana Jones movie. He's an icon, like James Bond, so he should never age. Harrison Ford's too old to pull it off. Times and tastes have changed. But there's one very good reason to do it, a...
  • Two city men slain in weekend shooting

    Two Baltimore men were killed this weekend in separate early-morning shootings that occurred about a half-mile from each other. Police responded to the call of a shooting at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Normal Ave. in the Darley Park...
  • A salute to a Md. athlete

    A salute to a Md. athlete
    A Beijing-bound athlete from Maryland is featured on McDonald's beverage cups, but it's not Michael Phelps. Instead, it's Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair sprint racer from Howard County who also is featured in a television commercial for Hilton Hotels...
  • Fugitive father caught in Baltimore

    An international manhunt for a New England man accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter a week ago came to an end yesterday afternoon when FBI agents arrested the fugitive and rescued the girl in Mount Vernon, officials said. FBI agents were...