| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON — The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word.
Dench was accompanying her parents to a boarding school performance of "Macbeth," with her oldest sibling in the role...
| Dec 18, 2013
This Central American nation is fast becoming a prime destination for winter travelers looking to trade cold and slush for sun and surf. But this country's riches are found not only in its tropical jungles and white sand beaches; one of Panama's hottest...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 20, 2013
"I think," said David Schwimmer over breakfast the other day, "that this may be one of the funniest plays Lookingglass has ever done."
Frankly, that's not a high bar.
One associates Lookingglass with drama, insight and beauty, for sure. But raucous...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
For its 2013 movie awards, MTV has added two new categories to help measure true excellence in filmmaking: Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment.
What do you expect from an awards ceremony that honors Best Kiss, Best WTF Moment and Best...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:01 AM
"No one is ever going to believe us again." — Mackenzie McHale
"The Newsroom" began the last third of its second season with Don facing Rebecca and the ACN legal team, pleading with them to recognize the absurdity of why they were all there.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise.
At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Fans of the moody crime thriller "Luther" likely will say goodbye to Det. John Luther on the small screen after this week.
With a "Luther" prequel movie in the works, both star Idris Elba and show creator Neil Cross have suggested the end of the TV...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oh, to live in a world where "Last Tango in Halifax" becomes as crazy-popular as "Downton Abbey."
Both air here on PBS, although "Last Tango" is not under the "Masterpiece" imprint, and both feature British legends (Maggie Smith in "Downton," Derek...