| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:35 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
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'...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2011
** (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...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2011
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:00 AM
"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-...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
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...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:21 PM
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...