| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:23 PM
In some ways the 2013 Lafayette football team is plagued by something I'm calling, for lack of a better term, "Groundhog Day" Syndrome. Remember the Bill Murray movie? Funny stuff. But with Lafayette, there is nothing funny about it. "Groundhog......
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases.
12 Years a Slave
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Had Steve McQueen not already christened his previous picture thus, "Shame" would have been the perfect one-word title to capture the gut-...
| Oct 7, 2013
Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence.
Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry.
The 2013 Boston Marathon...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Fans of "Breaking Bad" have just two more episodes to learn the fate of Walter White and his crystal meth empire, but at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, the AMC drama looks poised to glide over all.
The nail-biting serial, about a milquetoast high-school...
| Jun 28, 2013
In early June, a few weeks before Michael Shannon moved back to Chicago for the summer, he could be found at home on a Saturday morning padding about, doing chores, soaking in a relatively unscheduled moment of free time.
This was before the release...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:29 PM
For Bill Murray, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new film “Hyde Park on Hudson” meant risking some serious derision. Now 62, Murray carries with him a huge recognition factor thanks to a host of comedies: "Stripes," "Caddyshack,"...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Where are the contingency fee lawyers now that we really need them?
Where are all the sex discrimination lawsuits against Coca-Cola Park and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs? Where is the outrage over yet another case of an accommodation for men that...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:09 PM
It's the damnedest thing:
Justin Snyder, his long hair parted down the middle, his head thrown back as though communing with a higher power, the hood of his hoodie grazing the floor, his mouth working silently in time with the strains and surges of an...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Compiled by Amy Ephron and Lisa Dinsmore
We received a letter from a reader telling us how how much she loved the scene in "Desk Set" (a film that Amy Ephron's parents wrote) where Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy make fried chicken and floating...
| Feb 12, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until this week, I had never...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:00 AM
A major spiritual milestone is coming up this month. We can call it the year 20 A.P.
That A.P. stands for "After Phil" — or Phil Connors, the protagonist of the Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day." How many other movies starring "Saturday Night...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:15 PM
To hear opponents tell it, you don't want to be standing along the U.S. border when an immigration reform bill becomes law. Millions of foreigners who were previously content in their native lands will hear about it, pack a bag and storm across the U.S....