| Dec 22, 2011
On stage in London and New York, "War Horse" has found a wide and emotionally drained audience. How could it be otherwise? The horrors of World War I plus the horrors of war as endured by a horse, capped by a ruthlessly effective happy ending: I don't...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games.
Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
| Jan 12, 2012
Some movies arrive pre-stamped with a consensus opinion. With "The Iron Lady" the consensus so far is this: Meryl Streep excels as Margaret Thatcher. And the movie itself does not work.
Well, you know, she is good. After all the lousy, technically...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday at her home in London, British newspapers are reporting.
The singer, 27, who defined the British neo-soul movement in 2006 with her Motown-influenced breakthrough album, “Back to Black,”...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Amy Winehouse, who was found dead Saturday at her home in London, left behind a small body of celebrated work and immeasurable unfulfilled promise. She was 27.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it...
| May 12, 2012
| 5:17 PM
To know Luol Deng is to respect him.
Forget the Bulls. In Deng's eight NBA seasons in Chicago, no professional athlete has represented the city or himself with any more class than the Sudanese refugee whose rare sense of social responsibility stems...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:45 PM
LONDON -- One of many things left out of the film "The Iron Lady" was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's warnings on the effects a single currency would have on the economies of European nations. Thatcher's premonitions place her among the great political...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The most stunning moment on the latest Kills’ album, “Blood Pressures” (Domino), is the one that’s perhaps most out of character. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have long been celebrated for their scuzzy take on electro-blues...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series "The Monkees," died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to a law enforcement source in Martin County, Florida. He was 66....
| May 2, 2012
Charles Colson died the other day at 80, a respected and even revered evangelist in the mold of Billy Graham.
By the time of his death, he may have been the country's leading prison reformer, too, working to change men rather than just punish them....
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Beyonce is People magazine's most beautiful woman of 2012. Zoe Saldana is on the cover of the first issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas....