| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:04 PM
As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
| Mar 1, 2013
Wilde Lake High School's theater department will present the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-313-6965....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages.
Where appalling taste is...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad."
Chastened, the man talks of...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Yesterday, I sent this message to the newsroom staff: We will not be using the word “Frankenstorm” in coverage of Hurricane Sandy, because the term trivializes a serious and potentially deadly event. It’s acceptable in direct quotes, but...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:16 PM
December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well.
On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:56 PM
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (Shout Factory DVD). One of television's great comedies, collected completely: 20 discs, 147 episodes, immaculately transferred, compactly packaged. I mean to get around to speaking of its virtues at length in some...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When I first saw the new Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother's exposed breast, I must admit it made me nostalgic:
For a time when they wrapped magazines in brown paper.
I'm no mothering expert, but I do believe, as a...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The TCM Classic Film Festival is screening several vintage blockbusters this weekend in Hollywood, including “The Great Escape,” “My Fair Lady” and “Giant.”
But peppered among these classics are films that don’t...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, joined in comedy history as the 2,000-year-old man and his interviewer, and joined at the hip in life, made a tandem, two-headed appearance Monday afternoon at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. With Judd Apatow as...