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  • Fun facts about the Oscar nominations

    Fun facts about the Oscar nominations
    — Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row — Spencer Tracy won for 1937's "Captains Courageous" and 1938's "Boy's Town," and Tom Hanks earned Oscars for 1993's "Philadelphia" and 1994's "Forrest Gump"
  • DVD Review: 'Design for Living'

    When Ernst Lubitsch's comedy about a Bohemian menage a trois was released in 1933, it took a lot of heat for its lack of fidelity to Noel Coward's original stage play. Screenwriter Ben Hecht boasted that he had retained only one line of dialogue from...

    100 Years Ago: Getting out of town in the summer was the thing to do

    100 Years Ago Escapees return From the Woodbine social column: "Miss Mary Roth returned to the neighborhood after spending the summer with relatives in Wilmington, Delaware. Mrs. John M. DeLashautt and daughter, Miss Mildred DeLashmutt, have...

    Ray Bradbury, 91, leaves a rich theatrical legacy too

    Ray Bradbury, 91, leaves a rich theatrical legacy too
    Ray Bradbury, who died on Tuesday at 91, will be remembered foremost as a science-fiction novelist and short-story writer whose works "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles" have transcended the genre to become literary classics. But Bradbury was...

    50 years ago: 'The Homestead' added to Bel Air town limits

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, July 12, 1962: The Town of Bel Air grew by 249 acres as a result of a property annexation acquired by the Commissioners of Bel Air. The property known as "The Homestead," a 300-acre farm, was divided...