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  • 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...
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...
  • 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...
  • Mohu Channels: Where local TV, apps and Web live on your HDTV

    Mohu Channels: Where local TV, apps and Web live on your HDTV
    The dead-and-buried Google TV has been revived, at least in spirit, in the new Mohu Channels. It's Deja View with Mohu's pledge to integrate a Web browser and Android smartphone apps with live TV on an HDTV screen. A major difference is the source of TV...
  • 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...
  • A bowl of charro beans answers a hankering

     A bowl of charro beans answers a hankering
    When I was growing up, my dad often would make a big pot of beans, usually navy, flavored with ham, and offer us kids bowlfuls. He'd eat them all himself, though. We weren't eating beans. Are you kidding? Flash forward a number of decades and, of...
  • LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow

    LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow
    Toward the back of LeVar Burton's L.A. office there's a room filled with people testing software, including some, in teeny chairs, who are about 6 years old. Welcome to Reading Rainbow, the former PBS television show turned iPad app that's poised to...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
  • East Columbia 50+ offers morning harmonize exercise

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •The Howard County Department of Citizen...
  • '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...