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  • How the hackers taught Hollywood a lesson about cheap stunts

    — If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on Earth, while straddling a nuclear-armed missile that bears a striking resemblance...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •All That Jazz. Jan. 15, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Ticket required. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Blue Box...
  • Brandon Stoddard, ABC Exec Who Shepherded 'Roots,' Dies at 77

    Brandon Stoddard, the longtime ABC exec who shepherded such landmark longform productions as "Roots" and "The Winds of War," died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 77. Stoddard had a 25-year career at ABC, rising to entertainment president from...
  • Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy

    When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as...
  • France waves discreet goodbye to 75 percent super-tax

    When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into "Cuba without sun". Two years on,...
  • H.P. Lovecraft's 'Miskatonic' in the Works as a Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Independent production company RadioactiveGiant has acquired the rights to develop, produce and distribute "Miskatonic," a feature film inspired by the works of horror fiction icon H.P. Lovecraft. "Miskatonic" was created in the Lovecraft tradition of...
  • 'Into the Woods' finds the feeling behind the fables

    The journey from stage to screen has been a remarkably long one for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Into the Woods." The comedic musical drama first began its transition from Broadway (where it opened in 1987) to the big screen over 20 years ago,...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes

    Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes
    The library of Susan Hanes' Gold Coast residence is the perfect place to while away a chilly winter's eve — cozy armchairs, a crackling fireplace and, everywhere you look, books: stacked on a coffee table, filling wall-to-wall shelving and arrayed...
  • A little Sony comedy, a fleeting Manson story -- both huge now, because of principle

    It wasn’t the Pentagon papers, by a long shot. It was a smallish story about a big case -- the Manson murders. Bill Farr was a reporter at the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner covering the Charles Manson murder case in 1970 when officers of the court,...
  • The best books of 2014

    Why do we do this to ourselves? Why must we annually compile top 10 lists when there are clearly more than 10 worthy books published every year? More books than we can get to even if we are avid readers? Because we're human, and we love lists. That's...
  • 'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world

    'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world
    In the early 1990s, writer-director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein....