| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One hundred years from now, when auto historians go all Charles Darwin dissecting the evolution of Porsche's 911 sports car, they may notice a bit of a dogleg in the year 2012.
The car's progress since its inception in 1963 has been carefully modulated....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 9:49 AM
**1/2 (out of four)
Typecasting doesn’t get much more obvious than when a star, in this case Salma Hayek, can’t even play a non-sexy role in an animated film. Not to mention a Burger King commercial.
In “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,&...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Maniacally inventive and tightly packed, if not overpacked, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" comes from the Aardman animation folks behind Wallace & Gromit, "Chicken Run" and, more recently, "Arthur Christmas." Their latest may be easier to admire than to...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Darling Companion **
Para contar una historia sobre el desamor que se apodera de las parejas casadas, el director Lawrence Kasdan reķne a artistas como Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Sam Shepard, Dianne Wiest y Richard Jenkins. Pero este elenco de...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Asked to explain the Aardman Animations sensibility, asked if he could put a finger on the house style of the idiosyncratic little studio he co-founded in England 40 years ago, Peter Lord, left, dithered, then finally blurted: . There's really no other...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:16 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State took a page out of Georgia Tech's page Saturday night, when it dedicated itself to running the football often against the Yellow Jackets in the ACC championship in Charlotte, N.C. Thanks in large part to that decision, the...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity.
Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Evolution and natural selection are¬†explained in “Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure,”¬†an¬†exhibit that opens at the Orlando Science Center¬†this¬†Saturday. The display elements are themed around a boy (Charlie)...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Bad Religion has been a going concern for 31 years ‚Äď a remarkable achievement for any band, let alone one that remains devoted to the punk ideals of the late ‚Äė70s. At the same time, the band‚Äôs singer and cofounder,......
| Dec 21, 2010
| 4:35 PM
From whimsical Web comics to comedic coming-of-age tales to political memoirs, female comic book authors are helping redefine the genre. Here's a look at a few of our favorites: Kate Beaton Canadian cartoonist Kate Beaton began uploading her Web comics ‚Ä...