| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:59 AM
"Birdman" proves that a movie — the grabbiest, most kinetic film ever made about putting on a play — can soar on the wings of its own technical prowess, even as the banality of its ideas threatens to drag it back down to earth.
| Oct 19, 2014
Over the years, students have developed clever and creepy ideas for films: getting trapped in a coffin, an initiation prank gone wrong, souls stored in jars, and being possessed by a dog.
The movies have been shown at the Emmaus Arts Commission...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:21 PM
These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City.
His fellow comic book characters hustling for tips in Times Square are giving superheroes a bad name. Spider-Man even punched out a cop last week.
And there's a new mayor with an attitude that does...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects.
"A lot of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
NEW YORK, July 9 - Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Spider-man have been adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts who roam New York City's Times Square are more a public nuisance, New York City lawmakers said on...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
It was 4:45 p.m. on a hot Monday night in La Cañada Flintridge. I was at a pub decorated with local historical memorabilia and riding equipment, waiting for some friends.
It was Monday and the weekday Flintridge Proper Happy Hour had another 15...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
"The Life": If you're of a certain age, then you might remember when Times Square was not so "Disney-fied." As a matter of fact, right up through the 1980s the area around 42nd Street was populated by pimps, prostitutes, addicts, dealers, runaways and...
| Jul 12, 2014
Consumers can expect to see unfamiliar store brands cropping up in the Baltimore area as a handful of retailers eye the market for expansion.
Newcomers could include businesses that are well-entrenched in other markets, such as Stein Mart and Gabe's,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
To draw attention to the second-season launch of its popular drama, "The Blacklist," NBC has convinced no fewer than 11 of the nation's best-known magazines to put the series' star, James Spader, on their covers. Well, sort of.
Starting this week,...