| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:46 PM
On Feb. 3, 1865, a steamboat floating in the waters of Hampton Roads was the setting of a meeting between Union and Confederate officials to discuss a peaceful end to the Civil War.
An accord was not reached, although the meeting became a signal from...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:00 AM
It started with a single voice, Italian opera singer Lucia Amato singing a traditional Jewish folk melody while she was imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during World War II.
Ambrose Soehn, a student working at the ...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Larry Wilmore says we shouldn’t read too much into the launch date for his new Comedy Central program "The Nightly Show."
The comic will be the sole African American late-night comedy host when "The Nightly Show" airs at 11:30 p.m., following...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Judi Kaufman was having a bad day. There were more and more of those now, 18 years into her battle against brain cancer.
A tumor, her third, now the size of a golf ball, was encroaching on healthy brain tissue, upending her balance and her speech. Her...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
"Do you want to see the greatest selfie ever?" Tomm Moore extended his arm, covered in Celtic tattoos, to share a photograph of him and his producer with two of the most celebrated figures in contemporary animation, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki and Disney's...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:38 AM
Following the success of "Lucy," Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
Johansson is set to star in DreamWorks' adaptation of the popular anime pic "Ghost in the Shell." Deadline...
| Dec 31, 2014
The new year is shaping up to be a momentous one for genre entertainment. “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” will reunite […]...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:32 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now raised $11 million for his re-election bid after collecting $760,800 in recent weeks from well-heeled donors including Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and music executive David Geffen.
The large checks can roll in thanks...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
You can scan any director's resume at your peril, because their work is on the screen, and in the right circumstances, as with director Ava DuVernay's fine, full and confident "Selma," the work speaks for itself.
DuVernay's previous films include the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
A vacation video shot on a 16 mm motion picture film in 1938 made a historical impact more than 70 years later.
Glenn Kurtz, author of "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film," discovered this video in 2009 in his...