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  • Cannes Film Review: 'Snow in Paradise'

    With British cinema overrun as ever with grimy London gangland tales, there is precious little territory that hasn't yet been covered within the genre: Even the narrative tension between crime and spirituality in "Snow in Paradise," an ultra-brooding...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Maidan'

    In contrast with most documentaries made in the wake of an historic event, "Maidan" will last beyond the current Ukrainian upheaval to stand as compelling witness and a model response to a seminal moment too fresh to be fully processed. Going back to...
  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
  • 'Mad Men' Q&A with Matthew Weiner: 'Life and Death Are Bigger than Money'

    Matthew Weiner spent most of Memorial Day in his office writing the final finale of "Mad Men," while fans parsed the state of the Sterling Cooper universe after Sunday's midseason finale. He took a few moments away from focusing on next year's last seven...
  • Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says

    Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says
    Happy holiday. It's really great to still have you around, because you are not (so far, at least) among the almost 400 people in the U.S. who the National Safety Council predicts will be killed in traffic accidents during the Memorial Day weekend. Yes,...
  • Six people shot, three fatally, in city over holiday weekend

    Six people shot, three fatally, in city over holiday weekend
    The four shots, which came in the early hours of Memorial Day, sounded as if they had been fired from some distance by a small-caliber gun. Bernice Latou's dogs scampered in from the backyard of her Southwest Baltimore home, and she wondered whether...
  • TV ratings: Fox takes quiet Memorial Day with 'Masterchef,' '24'

    TV ratings: Fox takes quiet Memorial Day with 'Masterchef,' '24'
    Not many people watched TV on Memorial Day, but many who did saw Gordon Ramsay and Jack Bauer.  With the help of the Season 5 premiere of "Masterchef" and another episode of "24: Live Another Day," Fox won the night in ratings in the key young-adults...
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • Memorial Day Weekend Box Office Drops 28 Percent, What's Behind the Fall?

    "X-Men: Days of Future Past" dominated the Memorial Day weekend box office and is on pace to become the highest-grossing film in the mutant franchise's 14-year history. However, domestic ticket sales dropped 28% to $227 million for the four-day period,...
  • Architecture review: At 9/11 Memorial Museum, a relentless literalism

     Architecture review: At 9/11 Memorial Museum, a relentless literalism
    Many New Yorkers, still trying to make sense of the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center, have had a single question as a museum was being built at ground zero: Too soon? Now that the 9/11 Memorial Museum, as it's officially called, has opened...
  • 'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees

    'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees
    It's the sort of news that Rust Cohle might celebrate with an unhurried swig of Lone Star beer:  "True Detective" picked up four nominations for this years Television Critics Assn. Awards. The hit HBO anthology series was nominated for program of the...