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  • 30 years later, there's still been only one great Super Bowl ad

    30 years later, there's still been only one great Super Bowl ad
    Of course it's Apple's "1984" ad for the original Macintosh computer. The ad ran in its full 60-second length only once on national television--during the third quarter of Super Bowl 18, on Jan. 22, 1984. (It was shown a month earlier on a TV station in...
  • Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Jonathan Groff | Actor He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
  • Lineup for 2014-15 Baltimore Speakers Series announced

    Lineup for 2014-15 Baltimore Speakers Series announced
     An Emmy-winning actor, Peabody Award-winning documentarian and longtime CBS anchorman are among the seven personalities coming to town for the 2014-15 Baltimore Speakers Series. The Tuesday-evening series, presented by Stevenson University, kicks off...
  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
  • Dick Van Dyke helps PBS recall television's view of American life

    Lovers of classic television always are game to hear the people who made it talk about it. After its two "Pioneers of Television" documentaries, PBS returns to that turf with "America in Primetime," a four-week series filled with familiar actors and...
  • 'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies

    'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies
    ** (out of four) I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
  • 'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet

    'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet
    The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...
  • The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'

    The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'
    It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming. Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
  • Laura Linney tackles 'The Big C' afresh as Showtime series returns

    "The first season was really about her being in denial. This season is about her getting angry." So says Laura Linney in resuming her Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy Jamison as the Showtime comedy-...
  • Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
  • 'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields

    'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields
    The power of Christ has compelled Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields to take two of the lead roles in a new stage version of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist," which is scheduled to open at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11. Chamberlain will play...