| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin...
| Jul 24, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: 513 pp., $30
When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
| Jul 31, 2011
When he was a kid in the 1960s, Jerry Mitchell visited the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. "We got to walk on the stage," he recalls. "I looked out and said, 'This is amazing. This is what I want to do.'"
Mitchell is back at the Bowl, where he will...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:19 PM
I was a fan of "The Borgias" during its first season, even though creator Neil Jordan occasionally got tripped up as he jumped from big-screen movies to writing a weekly TV series.
Based on the first four episodes of the new season, I'd say Jordan has...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 8:23 PM
“The Borgias” returned Sunday, with Francois Arnaud literally racing back to our TV screens as cardinal-turned-vigilante-killer Cesare Borgia.
Cesare has become a breakout role stateside for the 26-year-old, Montreal-bred actor, who will play...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:37 AM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
| Sep 22, 2011
Louis R. "Lou" Mills Jr., a nationally known and highly regarded recording engineer who was called "Baltimore's Godfather of Sound" and whose Cold Spring Lane studio was a destination for stars and musicians, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Joseph...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
I couldn’t explain what the term “margin call” means without looking it up, so I’ll let you do the same. Just know that it’s a fittingly unsexy title for an unsexy movie about powerful people in suits...