| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Jimmy's Hall (pictured)
Director: Ken Loach
Production company: Sixteen Films, Element Pictures
Sales agent: Entertainment One
Key cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott
Logline: Period drama set in 1930s Ireland during its "Red Scare."...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| May 15, 2014
Not many voters would dispute Jim Newton's excellent column on the difficulty of finding a 33rd District candidate to fill Democrat Henry Waxman's political shoes now that he's retiring. ("Can anyone fill Henry Waxman's shoes?," Opinion, May 11)...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Influential cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose photography for "The Godfather" series and Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan" helped define the look of 1970s cinema, has died, according to his close associate Doug Hart's Facebook page. He was 82....
| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:04 AM
"Scientia potentia est," wrote Thomas Hobbes. "Knowledge is power."
Turns out, it's not that powerful if you're aiming for success, health or happiness.
In "Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception," Joseph T. Hallinan, Pulitzer Prize-...
| May 25, 2014
Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy.
There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help.
So Perry, an Army medic who...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...