| Sep 25, 2013
Step aside, Batman. Commissioner James Gordon is getting his turn in the spotlight in a new drama series set in […]...
| Sep 13, 2013
The news that J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie left many magic-loving Muggles feeling a bit like […]...
| Oct 31, 2013
50 years ago this month — on Nov. 22, 1963 — President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (himself later shot and killed by Jack Ruby). The JFK assassination caused political, social and emotional upheavals...
| Jan 28, 2012
As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain.
But instead of focusing on fashion or other...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Back in the days of witch hunts and girls named Prudence, the town of Daggerhorn’s aggressive name can’t keep it safe from periodic wolf attacks. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) certainly isn’t pleased when Father...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Disney executives try to embrace family values in each film they produce. The animated "Mars Needs Moms" is no exception.
Milo is a boy who doesn't appreciate his loving and hard-working mom. He resents her attempts to lead him on a path to a healthy,...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:31 AM
In novels and songs, in movies and plays and TV shows, addiction to drugs and alcohol is a frequent theme. Steve Earle's new novel "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the latest, but here are some previous standouts...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Sigh. Martial-arts loving panda Po (voiced by Jack Black) returns with his big appetite and big mouth to discover the truth about his birth parents and defeat yet another villainous animal (this time a peacock voiced by Gary Oldman)...
| Jun 5, 2011
First published in 1974, John le Carré's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Penguin: 400 pp., $16) deals with the quest to ferret out a double agent within the highest levels of the British secret service. The novel's plot weaves together a backward-...
| Jun 7, 2011
During the writing of an early draft of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," recalls John le Carré in an introduction to his classic spy novel, now reissued by Penguin Books along with a selection of his other works, he was banging his head against the wall....