| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, but I think only my top three picks below have a real chance of winning. They're included here with some other movies that I think also deserved recognition:
1. "The Artist"—...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 1:23 PM
I saw Nirvana play several times before they got "big" in '91. They were just an underfed punk band playing hundreds of dates a year, traveling in a smelly van with all their equipment, a few dozen T-shirts and some old pizza boxes and empty beer cans....
| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
The Walt Disney Co. is set to announce a major licensing deal to bring "Avatar" attractions to its theme parks, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
The Burbank entertainment giant has secured the rights from 20th Century Fox movie studio,...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:34 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:19 PM
The Brewer's Alley brew pub in the heart of downtown has been chugging along for 15 years, slowly adding artisanal beers to its stable, resisting temptation to expand when it seemed every wannabe brewer with some start-up capital and a disdain for...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:44 AM
The kids at football camp laughed at The Great Pretenders, sure, but they really wanted to see Spider's Heisman Dance. Even with his frightful wigs and goofy songs, Jerry Sandusky couldn't top that.
How he tried, though. Sandusky would wear a tacky,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 6:45 PM
The Sunny Gang reprise one of their new season staples – taking classic movies and try to relate their lives to it. Similar to last year’s Lethal Weapon remake, the Gang drew inspiration this season from Indiana Jones.
The Gang sneaks into...
| Dec 13, 2012
It's a mystery worthy of an Indiana Jones adventure. Earlier this week, the staff of the University of Chicago revealed that they had received a strange package. It was addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." care of the university, and was processed with...
| Dec 16, 2012
Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...
| Dec 16, 2012
Deborah Nadoolman Landis has worked as a costume designer on more than 20 films over the last 40 years. Along the way, she has created several looks that have crossed into popular culture and become fashion trends. Here are a few anecdotes, in her own...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Fresh off his star turn as Indiana Jones, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is trying his hand at making parody videos.
No, he's not joining the throngs who've recast "Call Me Maybe." But he has reworked the popular and rather silly DirecTV "Don't...