| Mar 2, 2012
Trips for 2012
Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the trip desk for a preview of 2012 outings and make reservations and deposits. Trips include "Journey of Hope" to Gettysburg, Pa., and a visit to Washington to see the cherry...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
I couldn't help myself on Oscar night.
The spectacle of Hollywood congratulating itself for another year of films tilting toward the lackluster tends to nauseate me. Whenever Tinseltown's big night swings around, I reach for the remote to turn off the...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Cantor Malcolm Arnold of Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland.
Q: How did you get into your vocation?
A: I had a career as an opera singer for 30 years. We...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 8:00 PM
In Hollywood, any success brings a lot of imitators. So we can imagine this scene taking place right now at one of the big movie studios:
The studio head summons his top flunky into his office. "Flunky," the studio head says, "suspend all our current...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Debora Bell would be glad "if 3-D went away."
The Rockville printer is just the kind of filmgoer Hollywood wants to keep happy. Her family goes to movies every week. They get to the first screenings they can, usually at the 3-D-equipped AMC Columbia or...
| Jul 2, 2011
Boozy, boorish and self-besotted, the world-famous writer in Woody Allen's current hit film, "Midnight in Paris," is kind of a clown. And, as played by actor Corey Stoll, he's an instantly recognizable replica of the author of "The Sun Also Rises" and...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:28 PM
In a twist on Caesar's "Veni, vedi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.), the French writer Victor Hugo wrote: "Veni, vedi, vixi. (I came, I saw, I lived.)
Either way, I went to Paris, I saw everything possible in a week, I conquered any apprehension...
| Aug 6, 2011
Diet Coke. Check.
A copy of "F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography" (Scribner), edited by James L. West III. Check.
If you're on your way to see — or see again — "Midnight in Paris," the latest film...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:39 PM
"Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $15.95
In the introduction, editor Penelope Rowlands recalls when she and her then-boyfriend first arrived in Paris. It took a while for the then-20-year-...
| Dec 14, 2011
This week, we asked about your top gift picks for the holidays. Here's what you had to say.
•••• The Lombardi Trophy in Baltimore. --lilasc via Twitter
•••• Peace! --TC Galltin via Facebook
| Nov 6, 2011
These have been scrapbook seasons for Tom Hiddleston — over the last two years the 30-year-old British actor has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Davies and Joss Whedon — but there is one snapshot...