| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
After hitting a home run with "Lincoln," DreamWorks looks ready to take on another prominent historical figure. DreamWorks and Warner Bros. are in early talks with Oliver Stone to direct and Jamie Foxx to star as Martin Luther King Jr. in an untitled...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ten years ago, I encountered a congenial middle-aged fellow at the Cannes Film Festival who, after an exchange of pleasantries, proceeded to confide his plan to build an entertainment company. I'd been told he was a billionaire, albeit an unimposing one...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Correction: Although not constitutionally required to do so, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment after its passage. The suggestion in this piece that he did not sign it is incorrect .
With Oscar night a week away, America's newest indoor...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln":
"I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Has there been a Connecticut production with more productions than Hartford Stage's holiday presentation of "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story iof Christmas?" I can't think of any. (Can you?)
It's 15th annual production returns tothe Church Street theater...
| Nov 18, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond.
| May 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
“We’re always sitting in personal private judgment of the films we see,” Steven Spielberg said Wednesday, in Wednesday’s Cannes Film Festival press conference introducing this year’s nine-person jury headed by Spielberg....
| Feb 3, 2013
On New Year's Day 1863, Quinn Chapel, a black church in Chicago, hosted a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. According to the Tribune's account, after Scripture was read and the choir sang, J. Stanley recited a poem he'd written for the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Writing a presidential biography is a work of selection. When the president in question is as iconic as Abraham Lincoln, the task is arduous. Consider that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield alone houses 1,600 original...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: