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  • Check It Out: Reading up before the Oscars

    On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theatre in Hollywood. The show has grown considerably from its humble origins in 1929 as a private banquet for 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
  • Laurence Fishburne delivers transformative performance in 'Thurgood'

    It's a shame that Black History Month doesn't come around more than once a year -- especially when it brings with it work this excellent. Thursday, Feb. 24, HBO presents "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne in a role that could define his mature...

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes
    Several TV networks are paying tribute to the wonderful film icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. The actress starred in 55 movies and 16 TV productions in her long career. She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for...

    HBO's look at Thurgood Marshall: Exceptional TV

    I don't do a lot previews here, but when a production is exceptional, I try to use this space to give readers an early heads-up.HBO's "Thurgood," a film version of the one-man play starring Laurence Fishburne as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, is...

    HBO's 'Thurgood' - exceptional look at race, law, life

    American television is generally awful when it comes to talking about race.Afraid of possibly offending anyone and absolutely terrified of tackling complex subject matter, most networks and major cable channels have come to largely avoid the topic in...