| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It is the voice -- lilting, lightly French-accented -- that one notices first, even before fully registering the famous face. You notice it because, in the movies, Marion Cotillard so rarely sounds like herself, whether affecting Edith Piaf's nasal warble...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Driven out of their homeland by impending war and religious persecution, my paternal grandparents, Hugo and Irma Gärtner Tobias, and their 4-year-old son, Walter, my father, (now 80 and living in Simsbury), immigrated from Germany to America through Ellis...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
French-born Marion Cotillard has staked out an enviable international career, with a leading lady's glamour and the versatility of a character actress. Following her breakthrough, Oscar-winning performance in "La Vie en Rose," she has appeared in art...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:22 PM
"The Immigrant," starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, is one of those prickly period pieces about hard times that gets under your skin and leaves you unsettled long after.
Though its story is far more about survival than love,...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:08 PM
The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:05 AM
| May 27, 2014
| 7:06 PM
No one expects an Adam Sandler film to be Oscar material. His latest effort is no exception.
"Blended" contains all the predictable formula events that must follow once the obvious premise is laid out. The surprise here is that the edgy romantic...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Bradley Hanan Carter feared the worst about his future.
The New Zealander singer-songwriter had spent much of the 2000s with his rock band, Steriogram, that was on a major label and had a track in an Apple commercial. Since landing in L.A. though, his...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "Next Stop Was America," by Jane Lavere, Jan. 12: The Red Star Museum asked for stories. Here's one I sent. We'll visit the museum later this year.
My maternal grandparents, Itzig (Jacob) and Blima Dora Rebecca Haimotiz Pinkowitz, traveled...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:15 AM
NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a...