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  • 'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world

    'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world
    In the early 1990s, writer-director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
  • This 'Ghost' carries a tune

    This 'Ghost' carries a tune
    Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work. Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...

    Seth MacFarlane hopes 'Cosmos' counteracts 'junk science,' creationism

    Seth MacFarlane hopes 'Cosmos' counteracts 'junk science,' creationism
    "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," is a 21st-century reboot of the groundbreaking 1980 PBS series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage." The original, hosted by renowned astronomer Carl Sagan, was a top-rated phenomenon that has been viewed by some 750 million people...

    Taking science to the masses

    Taking science to the masses
    Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....

    'VEEP' comes to Baltimore's Camden Yards Sunday, and Selina meets Jim Palmer

    'VEEP' comes to Baltimore's Camden Yards Sunday, and Selina meets Jim Palmer
    Baltimore gets lots of face time in “VEEP,” the Maryland-made HBO political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. But so far, all of it has been as a stand-in for Washington, the setting of this fictional series about the vice president of the...