| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have dropped in. A seasoned diplomat dispenses free advice. Supporters send everything from boxes of food and clothes to Whole Foods gift cards. They even have their own app, for the legions of fans following them on...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 8:01 PM
About 150 people gathered Sunday night to begin planning Occupy Baltimore, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that started in New York two weeks ago and have now spread to other cities.
Meeting at the 2640 Space on St. Paul Street in...
| Oct 13, 2011
Most groups that count on donations might welcome nods of support from someone with the deep pockets of superstar Kanye West or the influence of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
But when the anti-establishment movement called Occupy Wall Street...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 3:24 PM
It's Halloween and time to revisit films that help us stare down our most primal fears. But beware: You'll often see religious themes -- actually, anti-religious ones -- woven deeply into the storylines.
"It’s one of the only genres that gives...
| Nov 16, 2011
Bluesman collaborated with Stevie Ray Vaughan
Doyle Bramhall, 62, a blues singer, drummer and songwriter best known for his collaborations with the late guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, died Saturday at his home in Alpine, Texas, the Houston...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:59 PM
With films like “Top Gun” and “Man on Fire,” Tony Scott made spectacle movies about men who live by a code and face death on their own terms -- spies and crime lords, race car drivers and fighter pilots. Recently, the director-...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:46 PM
In the to-the-point argot of Hollywood, director Tony Scott was known as a shooter, a term of respect that cut two different ways.
In one sense, "shooter" referred to the eye for images Tony shared with his brother Ridley, an eye that first came to...
| Aug 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
Hunter (James Marsden) tries to help his dad Frank (Frank Langella) by giving him a robot. Dad’s not having it: “Back off,” Frank says to the short, metallic assistant with the voice of Peter Sarsgaard, “you...
| Aug 23, 2012
"Robot & Frank" may be the oddest credit in Frank Langella's almost 60 years on stage and screen.
It is, as its title declares, about a robot. And Frank.
This sentimental comedy traffics in old age, forgetfulness, family and a robot that "feels." And it...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:22 PM
It literally is a robot and Frank - as in, an android and Frank Langella - in this enjoyably low-key tale that's more sentimental drama than sci-fi. The ever-expert Langella plays a former thief whose children worry that he needs regular assistance in his...