| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Before settling on "Homelamb" as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran "Sesame Street" scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right.
" 'Homeland' was a very interesting writing process,"...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard."
"Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 PM
If Sam Raimi and Jim Henson had dreamed up a movie together â¦ well, it wouldn't have looked very much like "Zombeavers," though you can tell that's the target director Jordan Rubin was vaguely aiming for with his well-meaning but wan, title-tells-all...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98.
Morris died Monday at his home in...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson
John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:15 PM
For readers interested in biographies and memoirs, Biographile.com is a must-bookmark website. This publisher-agnostic site, maintained by Random House, includes reviews, roundups, breaking biography news and essays from historians and authors writing...
| Feb 24, 2014
From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Teen sci-fi should rule the box office this weekend, with the highly anticipated "Divergent" poised for a strong launch of a new franchise.
"Divergent," from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, could generate $55 million or more in ticket sales from...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Tina Fey looks to be a less friendly face for the beloved Muppets in this weekend's sequel "Muppets Most Wanted," playing Siberian prison guard Nadya. But Fey said her role in the new film belies her feelings about the fuzzy creatures -- like many cast...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
To the pop cognoscenti, the French dance-music duo Daft Punk exists as an ideal, modern musicdom's most consistent, influential, enigmatic trailblazer, in addition to being crowned the major winner of the 2014 Grammy Awards by scoring record of the year...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Puppeteer John Henson, the youngest son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson who performed as the nine-foot-tall ogre Sweetums for many years, died Friday after a heart attack. He was 48.
John Henson was a shareholder in and board member of the Jim...