| May 18, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Well, that was a pretty spectacular finale, wasn’t it?
The final episode of "The Amazing Race” All-Star season managed to solve the major problem of finale episodes. They’re often anti-climactic. Too often, one of the remaining teams...
| Aug 25, 2012
The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free.
The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters
Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
| May 14, 2012
| 11:53 AM
A new production of Charles Dickens' masterpiece of tragicomedy, "David Copperfield," will be presented at Harford Christian School on Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. An encore Dessert Theater presentation of the drama is set for the next day, Saturday, May 19,...
| Nov 5, 2011
Magician Michael Cantor's studio is a cheerful, open space, on the top floor of a clean white building not far from Television Hill in Woodberry.
It's not some sorcerer's cave or spooky, spider-webbed warehouse, but a bright, airy workman's office,...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:27 AM
The final weekend of the 2013-14 TV season brings finales and farewells. A few things to expect:
"The Good Wife" concludes its best season so far with an episode called "A Weird Year" at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) continues...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
When Kevin Spacey showed up at the Oscars as a presenter earlier this month, he came prepared with a very shrewd bit, adopting the persona of Frank Underwood, his character on "House of Cards. "And I sing," he drawled from the stage, to the evident...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Mindy Kaling has slammed the lid down on the brouhaha surrounding her Elle magazine cover, one of four shots featuring different ladies for the mag's Women in TV Issue.
And she's done it by being funny, which makes it even better.
"I love my...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Following the success of his film "Now You See Me," Louis Leterrier is ready to enter the the world of espionage and is on board to direct Sacha Baron Cohen's spy-action comedy "Grimsby" for Paramount.
Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston sold the film as a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Ask any random group of patrons of the Orange County theater world, and they can probably tell you that Hal Landon Jr. has played Ebenezer Scrooge in South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" for the last 34 years.
What they may not know is that...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Charles Dickens is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker and the chief mourner. Old Dickens is as dead as a door-nail.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Richard Marx's first seven singles, including "Don't Mean Nothing," "Right Here Waiting" and "Should've Known Better," hit the Top Five on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. A savvy businessman, Marx, 48,...