| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:27 AM
The Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday regarding state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for the of emails of a former University of Virginia climate scientist.
Cuccinelli has said he is investigating whether...
| May 26, 2011
| 12:28 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Brian Cox was born in Dundee, Scotland, on this date in 1946. This birthday guy was the first actor to portray the evil Dr. Hannibal Lechter in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter." He's given acclaimed performances in films such as...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joined a lawsuit in Texas that aims to stop the federal government from cutting greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.
The lawsuit, filed last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, argues the U.S....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:29 AM
UPDATE: A House of Delegates subcommittee on Jan. 26 recommended tabling the resolution, which, in Richmond parlance, is a polite way of dismissing the idea.
A House resolution (HJ 129) asks Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to “explore a...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:32 AM
After bringing the worlds of late 19th-century South Dakota gold miners and 21st-century Southern California surfers to HBO, David Milch follows up "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" with a multilayered, multifaceted portrait of the world of...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In horse-racing terms, HBO's new drama "Luck" breaks poorly.
If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, get used to it. "Luck" (8 p.m. Jan. 29, HBO; 3 stars) is a sometimes confusing yet fascinating study of the colorful characters—the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:41 PM
One of the first things C. Burke Swan of Allentown emphasized was that he does not pretend to be a climate scientist. His doctorate is in electrical engineering and he retired from Bell Laboratories in 1994.
That said, he wanted to call my attention to a...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Tom Payne pulls off playing a jockey in HBO's "Luck," but the British actor says he won't be making a career change any time soon.
"I value my health too much," Payne told me during a recent phone interview, laughing. "Jockeys—it's so difficult ......
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:04 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Dennis Farina was born in Chicago on this date in 1944. This birthday guy worked extensively with director Michael Mann early in his career, starring in Mann's series "Crime Story" and appearing in a recurring role on "Miami Vice."...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The Virginia Supreme Court says the state attorney general has no authority to demand records related to a former University of Virginia climate researcher's work.
The court on Friday tossed out Kenneth Cuccinelli's so-called "civil investigative demand"...
| Dec 10, 2008
Robert Prosky, a character actor with hundreds of film, TV and stage credits, and whose roles included an avuncular sergeant on the NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues" and a desperate real estate salesman in David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross,"...