| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday night, senators took a break from the hard work of rescuing the nation's finances. They summoned Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg, ordered in popcorn, and watched the movie "Lincoln."
After Thursday night's debacle in the...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a drama about the Iranian hostage crisis, won the highest acting honor Sunday night at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The CIA thriller, which won best ensemble cast, also won the directing honor at the Golden Globe Awards two...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Daniel Day-Lewis will soon have a new role to obsessively inhabit -- recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from the Juilliard School in New York.
The arts school said it also would bestow commencement honors this year on opera singer Dawn Upshaw,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Photographer Jeffrey Milstein has been fascinated with aviation and flying since he was a young boy building toy models. At 15 he would sweep hangar floors at the Santa Monica Airport on Sunday mornings in exchange for flying lessons. He passed his pilot'...
| Apr 10, 2013
The notion is preposterous: Luke Hancock astride a horse in the Kentucky Derby. He weighs two bills, for goodness sakes, and stands 6-foot-6. He's as much a jockey as I am an NFL left tackle.
But given Rick Pitino's recent roll, does anyone doubt that...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Daniel Day-Lewis won virtually every award for best actor -- including his third Oscar -- for his remarkable portrayal of the title president in director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner's superb 2012 drama.
The focus is on the end of...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers.
Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"I HATE the conventional wisdom that men are supposedly complete pieces of s--t and it's our job as women to put up with them. Men are just as sensitive and easily victimized as women are ... that drives me nuts. We're all humans and doing human stuff."...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:15 PM
I can't really explain why I love the 1988 “Phantasm II” (written and directed by Don Coscarelli, whose recent “John Dies at the End” is so far this year's most entertaining film). It runs counter to every analytical notion I...
| Jun 12, 2013
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Michael Shannon, an Oscar nominee (“Revolutionary Road”) known for playing troubled characters, appears as tortured madman General Zod in “Man of Steel,” opening Friday. Would he be open to...