| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:47 AM
He may not sport a fedora on his head or a bullwhip on his belt, but Lee Preston can be recognized by the ARKLOGIST license plate on his car. And by a book that might be tucked under his arm: “Archaeology in Howard County and Beyond: What I’ve...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:51 AM
More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else.
In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The ship so nice they sank it twice, the RMS Titanic has resurfaced from the icy depths of the Atlantic only to be subjected to a second dunking, this time with a 3-D up-charge, under the stewardship of Capt. James Cameron, master and commander.
| Apr 15, 2012
Actor Harrison Ford has listed his compound in Brentwood for $8.295 million.
The Colonial Revival-style house, designed by Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, is set off the street at the end of a long gated driveway. On more than three-quarters of an acre...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Steven Spielberg made his first big splash in the churning waters of action films with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981.
Thirty years later, he recreates the same high energy and wild escapades in "The Adventures of Tintin." The title character is a...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 10:31 AM
When it comes to pinball, Washington's loss is Baltimore's gain.
The National Pinball Museum, unexpectedly and unceremoniously kicked out of its Georgetown location last summer, opens Jan. 14 next to Power Plant Live. Soon, in addition to checking out...
| Jan 9, 2012
As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
| Jan 25, 2012
I was going to write about baby boomers and the midlife crisis, but then I realized two things:
One, most baby boomers have already had their midlife crisis, except, of course, for those who are planning to live to 125 or so.
And, two, I don't know much...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:22 PM
It’s a scene that I’ve watched a dozen or so times, even relived at Disneyland: Indiana Jones and his partner snake through a jungle temple to find a lost golden idol, then are chased out again by booby traps and a giant boulder.
| Jan 1, 2012
Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Matthew Waylett has put down his cocktail to adjust the tilt of an Indiana Jones-esque fedora, admiring his reflection in the mirror set up at the bar.
It's Men's Night Out at the Manor Tavern, and Waylett has been lured to the shopping event, not so...