| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Dec 24, 2011
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but...
| Jun 17, 2011
Simon Pegg is as close as you can get to a real-life geek superhero; his special powers include a real affection for Comic-Con culture and stepping into that imaginary world. As a boy, Pegg was swept away by his geek loves: live theater and the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Carrie Fisher is in town for a run of her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking," at the Hippodrome, and fans will have a couple of chances to chat with her, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library.
Fisher was born to Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 8:53 AM
About 30 Rock
Emmy Award-winning comedy "30 Rock" is told through the comedic voice of Golden Globe winner Tina Fey ("Liz Lemon") and features Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin ("Jack Donaghy") as a top network executive and Tracy Morgan ("Tracy Jordan")...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:58 AM
About America's Got Talent
"America's Got Talent," NBC's top rated summer series from "American Idol" producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television, returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Jan 21, 2013
The last time my paths crossed with William Shatner, he was drowning my Jean-Luc Picard action figure. (Well, it wasn't really mine, but he thought it was.) In my experience, Mr. Shatner just loves to have fun with science fiction fans, often needling and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Carrie Fisher has reigned over an empire for more than three decades.
As a 19-year-old, she rocketed to fame playing Princess Leia, a regal rebel spy with a distinctive hairstyle, in the original "Star Wars" film of 1977. Two sequels and one shiny bikini...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Comedian Chris Hardwick has clear memories of his first"Star Wars" experience back in 1977. He was 5 years old, and his mom was flying to visit relatives. He and his dad dropped her off at the airport and went straight to the theater. The film made a big,...