Tim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.
By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Rarely has middle-aged despair over dashed dreams and squandered hopes been put to more hilarious effect than in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Christopher Durang's giddy farce on Chekhovian themes that won the Tony for best play last year.
Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand...
SAN DIEGO — Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the...
The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot.
"I did see a lot of people for...
Jessica Lange sees an end in sight.
Shrinking into her all-black ensemble in a cold Beverly Hills hotel room, the 64-year-old actress fidgets with her sleeves as she talks about her version of a five-year plan.
"I am coming to the end of acting,"...
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema.
Page will also be producing the film as well, her first time stepping into the behind-the-camera role. Kelly Bush Novak, founder and CEO of the publicity firm ID-PR, will also be a producer, along with Sirim Das.
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Page, seen on-screen this year...
Pat Moran may very well have the coolest office in Baltimore.
Not that anyone should be surprised by that. Moran, who first gained fame (or should that be notoriety?) as one of John Waters' Dreamlanders, is an Emmy-winning casting director who has worked on nearly every film and TV project to hit Baltimore in the past quarter-century. She's also an unabashed pack rat, whose happily eclectic tastes are reflected in the Canton office of Pat Moran & Associates, on the fourth floor of a rehabbed warehouse...
By Randall Roberts
, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The images flash with the rhythms, each a visual love letter to the woman at the center of her new video for "Applause." Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga. Then, just when you most expect it -- more Lady Gaga. "I live for the applause, applause, applause," Lady Gaga sings as a shot flashes of a perfectly lighted Lady Gaga in spiked heals doing a yoga cat pose on a futon mattress.
With scarf tightly wrapped around Lady Gaga's head like Edie Beale in "Grey Gardens," there Lady Gaga is. With splotched...
Ken Howard has been re-elected national president of SAG-AFTRA, easily defeating Esai Morales as his primary challenger in the contest to lead the actors union in the first contest since the merged union was created.
Howard was first elected as a SAG moderate in 2009 and re-elected in 2011 -- winning both times on a platform advocating the merger of SAG and AFTRA, which was overwhemingly approved by members in March, 2012. Though the combo remains controversial among some members, Howard was widely...
Veteran actor Ken Howard has won another term as president of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood's largest entertainment union.
Howard easily defeated his challenger, "NYPD Blue" actor Esai Morales, to determine who will lead the performers union over the next two years.
Howard received 16,396 votes, with Morales receiving 9,850 votes, SAG-AFTRA said in a statement.
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Formed a year ago by the merger of two rival unions, SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors,...
Jessica Lange is a two-time Oscar winner frequently cast by such notable helmers as Sydney Pollack. But, until she slipped on a habit to play a nun on "American Horror Story" last season, you'd have to rent a Blu-ray to see her work.
After decades of starring in a broad range of projects from the comedy classic "Tootsie" to the dark biopic "Frances" and counting likes of Tommy Lee Jones and Jack Nicholson as her co-stars, Lange's phone had mostly stopped ringing.
Then a certain show creator remembered...
Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," which runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at Hartford's TheaterWorks, began on a Metro-North train trip from Connecticut to Manhattan.
The Brooklyn-born playwright, who has made New Haven his home for the past 30 years, was having trouble moving forward on a script he was writing. Margulies decided it was time to clear his head. He took out his spiral Japanese notebook, and, without knowing where it would lead, wrote two words: "A loft."
"Then I began to ask questions...