| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:37 AM
As pro-Western and pro-Russian Ukrainians battle over the future orientation of their country, there is a world figure who could offer an important symbolic gift to European-minded Ukrainians: Pope Francis.
Stalin supposedly dismissed the importance...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Janet Malcolm is not an art critic or a literary critic. She's a journalist, and I don't say that with condescension. She's a journalist the way Joan Didion is — the kind who recognizes, as she put it in the first sentence of "The Journalist and the...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
I mean, look, said Baz Luhrmann, the cinematically manic auteur behind the new edition of “The Great Gatsby.” Who cares if his movie about obscene wealth and romantic illusions got mixed reviews in the U.S.? F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States.
Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:15 PM
If you’ve been on the Web or social media the past 24 hours, you no doubt have caught some of the arguments about the Writers Guild list of the 101 best TV shows of all time. “The Wire” should be higher! “Seinfeld” over...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:19 AM
This weekend, we continue to bask in the afterglow of celebratory fireworks and that brat that fell back in the fire, the spirit of independence not just a memory but a way of life in a nation where we have the freedom to worship LeBron James, the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Caroline Breder-Watts, midday anchor on WLRN and host of “Cinematically Speaking” on Arts Radio Network, has been involved with local film series for more than 20 years. But the Art Cinema at the Crest programming that debuts in Delray Beach...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can."
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Art Cinema at the Crest: This new weekly film series at the Crest Theater in downtown Delray Beach opens with the Humphrey Bogart classic "Casablanca," but for a reason you possibly never considered. Brian Ridolfo, a film buff at the Delray...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....