| Apr 30, 2013
In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it.
This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had...
| Nov 27, 2014
Your friends and loved ones deserve a souvenir from your theme-park exploits. A folded-up guide map isn't going to cut it. Instead, you could upgrade your gift-giving experience with one of these park purchases.
•The year's hot new magical item is,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Surrounded by more Christmas decorations than they've ever seen, Bryan and Brandon Montayne are inside their new home trying to re-enact the lesson and the logo of Boys Town.
On the logo is a picture of a boy carrying a younger boy on his back with the...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:52 AM
In 2006, the Iranian artist Mana Neyestani sat down to draw a children's cartoon for a weekly magazine called Iran Jome. The image showed a 10-year-old boy named Soheil trying to have a conversation with a cockroach in a nonsensical cockroach language....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:32 PM
"I keek a touchdown".
Way, way back in 1966, as an NFL rookie who knew nothing about American football, kicker Garo Yepremian allegedly said that to Detroit Lions' teammate Alex Karras after kicking for an extra point but not a touchdown. Johnny...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:05 PM
An especially nasty development this week in transgender rights in Florida raises the question of whether transgender discrimination is the last frontier in sex discrimination, now that gay marriage is winning the fight for legal and social acceptance...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:10 PM
Last weekend, Stephanie Bowman experienced the ugly side of humanity when thieves robbed her Orlando charity of a 12-foot trailer — and the hundreds of Christmas toys for needy children that were inside.
Now Bowman is experiencing the holiday flip...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:56 AM
This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As a handsome period miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," which premieres Monday on BET and continues through Wednesday, is a first for a network whose original offerings have often seemed something less than ambitious. That the miniseries is Canadian-made,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:42 AM
As a kid, I was serious about the Sunday funnies. I had strips I followed with a passion and others I read for amusement.
Today's newspaper-published comic strips may not attract young readership anymore, but that does not mean that graphic story-telling...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:45 PM
Darrell Hammond is dressed sharply in all black for "The Darrell Hammond Project," the world-premiere stage adaptation of his recovery memoir, "God, If You're Not Up There …" It's not exactly slimming on him, but at least it looks like he made an...