| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
"The Grapes of Wrath": Released a year after John Steinbeck's 1939 landmark novel, the John Ford-directed drama stars Henry Fonda as Oklahoma parolee Tom Joad, whose family of farmers are driven out of work by the Great Depression. So Ma, Pa, Uncle John,...
| 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:
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:17 PM
On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can."
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Theatre Downtown has an eclectic season planned, opening with a revival of "Lizzie Borden," an original musical by Michael Wanzie and Rich Charron. Also on the schedule: two shows from classic books, "The Grapes of Wrath" and "A Christmas Carol," and...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The past few years have been tough on drive-in movie theater owners, who have been forced to chuck their 35 mm projectors in favor of newer digital models if they want to continue to feature the latest releases. The switch-over costs money — money...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibition opening at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College on Monday, April 22, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Nigel Goldsborough is a normally a mild-mannered freshman at Loyola Blakefield High School.
But something strange happened to Goldsborough this month, and it's a good thing that his change in attitude is only temporary.
When the Loyola Blakefield...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:55 PM
In 1864, a diminutive and unprepossessing general named William Tecumseh Sherman stormed through the South with more than 60,000 Union troops. Even though Sherman had previously supped and socialized in many of the cities he would set ablaze, he...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada announced Saturday that Anthony Cimolino, its current executive director, will become its next artistic director.
Cimolino will replace Des McAnuff, the current artistic director, who is stepping down to...
| Mar 21, 2012
When you're talking about "The Hunger Games," it all comes down to Katniss.
Like other strong-minded women who have driven book sales into the stratosphere — think Lisbeth Salander of the "Dragon Tattoo" triology and even Bella Swan of the...