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  • 2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books
    What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we might call that of common experience, work that finds significance in incidental things. Karl Ove...
  • One Direction, 'A Christmas Story': holiday treats

    Classic movies and repeated specials will be plentiful this week as we head toward Christmas on Thursday. But there are some new programs as well. "One Direction: The TV Special" will feature footage from a concert for lucky fans at Universal Orlando...
  • Around the remote: Television picks for Dec. 21-27

    DON'T MISS: "Homeland" We were so ready to give up on this spy thriller after a clunky Season 3 in which Brody met his maker. But Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and company have revived our interest with a turbocharged fourth season that, sadly, comes to an...
  • A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books

    A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books
    Here are some of the local-interest cookbooks that got our attention this year. Consider them for holiday giving, or as a gift to yourself. "Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Charm City and the Surrounding Counties"  ($24.95, Globe...
  • Don't forget the Hanukkah story: Our Take

    Don't forget the Hanukkah story: Our Take
    The Hanukkah story For many, Hanukkah is a time for presents and potato latkes and menorah candles in the window. The eight-day Jewish celebration, which began at sundown Tuesday night, is all of that, but there is also so much history behind the...
  • Sharon Randall: Remembering a Christmas that gave more than we received

    This is a Christmas story. I've told it before, but Christmas stories beg to be retold time and again, lest their truth be lost to anyone, especially the teller. Besides, Christmas stories are woven with a thread of magic that makes each new telling a...
  • New on DVD: 'The Maze Runner,' This is Where I Leave You,' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

    New DVD releases this week will have you coming and going. "The Maze Runner," Grade B-minus: Group of young captives must find a way out of a giant maze. Based on the James Dashner young-adult dystopian science fiction novels. "The Maze Runner"...
  • Winter is here! Time to visit the parks

    Winter is here! Time to visit the parks
    Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.   Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
  • Peter Billingsley stars in pre-Christmas home sale story

    Peter Billingsley stars in pre-Christmas home sale story
    Just in time for Christmas, Peter Billingsley of “A Christmas Story” fame has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $1.375 million. The glass-walled contemporary, built in 2005 and incorporating Midcentury Modern design elements, has an open-...
  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story
       I was listening the other day to humorist Jean Shepherd reading the story that inspired the movie classic, “A Christmas Story.”    He was taped on Christmas Eve 1974, when he presented New York's WOR Radio listeners with an abridged...
  • 'It's a Wonderful Life' on the big screen

    'It's a Wonderful Life' on the big screen
     For some folks - a lot of folks, actually - Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without "It's a Wonderful Life."  It's a holiday classic, one of the gems of the American cinema. The great Frank Capra called it his favorite among all the films he made....