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  • Best bets for April 1

    Best bets for April 1
    Music Big Sean: The rapper headlines Florida Atlantic University's annual Freaker's Ball hip-hop concert. Also appearing are Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. 8 p.m., Florida Atlantic University Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, $5, $40, 561-297-...
  • Connecting kids with nature: 'Wild Child' author shares tips for parents

     Connecting kids with nature: 'Wild Child' author shares tips for parents
    Scott D. Sampson, host of the PBS Kids television series "Dinosaur Train," still has vivid memories of wading in a pond full of bloblike tadpoles when he was 4 or 5 years old. In "How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with...
  • 'Red Dot' at Annapolis Film Fest tells of solo sailor's journeys

    What better draw for a film festival in a sailing town than a movie about the world record voyage of Annapolis' own Matt Rutherford. For months in 2011 those who had heard of the plum-crazy character who set out in a leaky 27-foot sailboat with a mind...
  • 'Animal house' gets a new meaning

    'Animal house' gets a new meaning
    Remember when you were a kid, and you examined a bird's nest or a spider's web? It was fascinating stuff. "Animal Homes," a new three-part PBS series from "Nature," is sure to rekindle that childhood sense of wonder and amazement. "I'm an ecologist so...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter

     PBS' 'Cancer' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter
    Barak Goodman's three-part documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," is prefaced with the sort of "not suitable for all viewers" warning far more typical of a hard-R cable series than a PBS documentary that's not about the Holocaust. And...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • How the MacArthur Fellowships have nurtured jazz

    How the MacArthur Fellowships have nurtured jazz
    Broadway actors have the Tonys. Movie stars have the Oscars. TV celebrities have the Emmys. And what do jazz musicians have? Not much. Sure, of the mountains of Grammy Awards doled out each year to musicians of varying degrees of talent, some go...
  • Damian Lewis, king of PBS' 'Wolf Hall,' talks of a TV reign

    Damian Lewis, king of PBS' 'Wolf Hall,' talks of a TV reign
    Damian Lewis is the king in PBS' "Wolf Hall," but he's not the star. After meeting his demise as Brody on Showtime's "Homeland," the 44-year-old English actor is getting the royal treatment and suiting up in opulent garb to play famous and often...
  • Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards

    Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards
    "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is one of the biggest, boldest, bravest and, ultimately, most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen. Set in large part at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, the PBS film from producer Ken Burns and director...
  • TV Picks: 'Cancer,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'black-ish'

    TV Picks: 'Cancer,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'black-ish'
    Based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” chronicles humanity’s fight against its most inexorably fatal foe from the time of the ancient Egyptians to current...
  • 'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

    'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season
    A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year. Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in...