| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Alongside Mr. Spock, Archie Bunker and the Fonz, James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano has been absorbed wholesale into the American psyche to rank as one of TV's most indelible icons.
In every sense of the term, Gandolfini's mob boss was larger than life:...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league.
The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily...
| Sep 20, 2013
A tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Visitors can learn how lighthouse keepers lived, about other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many still exist. Tickets are $70...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Dennie Gordon, who has directed U.S. films such as "What a Girl Wants" (2003) and "New York Minute" (2004) and numerous American TV shows, including "Burn Notice" and "30 Rock," recently helmed her first movie in China, "My Lucky Star." A romantic...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
“I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, the Pyongyang regime's de facto No. 2 official, has probably been ousted from his posts, South Korea's state spy agency said Tuesday.
In a report released at a meeting with lawmakers, the...
| Dec 6, 2013
K-pop star Choi Seung-hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) is convincing as a sensitive kid who becomes a trained assassin in "Commitment," a spy drama with a romantic heart. Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
SEOUL -- After nearly a week of international rumors, the North Korean government acknowledged Monday that it had purged the country's de facto second-in-command, who is the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.
Declaring that Jang Sung Taek was "soaked with the...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:46 PM
SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...