| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The art of sculpting huge blocks of fat is the focus of a strange-but-true competitive event at the Iowa State Fair. Wielding trowels with the utmost precision, carvers ply their craft in temperature-controlled booths.
In contrast, "Butter," which uses a...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:58 AM
Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far.
The titles range from "All Quiet on the...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Rep. Todd Akin's fame - more accurately, his infamy - now reaches all the way to the Congo.
There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of ''The Vagina Monologues'' and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter castigating last week's...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Rep. Todd Akin's fame -- more accurately, his infamy -- now reaches all the way to the Congo.
There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of "The Vagina Monologues" and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter castigating last week's...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
In a city where you can cruise down Lincoln Avenue for a bite at the Lincoln Restaurant (paying the check with currency featuring a picture of you know who), then go shopping in Lincoln Park before meeting a friend in Lincoln Square, it's impossible for...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:11 AM
If your father is played by Bruce Willis, and he's supposedly a worker drone, chances are good he's keeping some big secrets. That's what the character played by the screen's soon-to-be Superman, Henry Cavill, finds out in this well-cast but too-...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Two vastly different films about the scourge of slavery in America, a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran and a study of the dogged quest to capture one of the world's most wanted men -- Osama bin Laden -- were among the top nominees...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
| Apr 30, 2011
Mazel tov to the bar mitzvah boy -- 65 years late. Branko Lustig has two Oscars and a slew of film and television production credits, among them "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down" and the TV miniseries "War and Remembrance." He...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 5:10 PM
Arbolado Mountain Camp — July 24-31. The YMCA of the Foothills offers this weeklong camp in Barton Flats near Big Bear Lake for boys and girls entering grades 3-7. Activities include high ropes course, hiking, swimming, campfires, canoeing,...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 9:49 AM
Oscar Wilde's classic novel, about a man who appears to stay forever young, gets fresh treatment in a version that boasts an impressive cast in support of title star Ben Barnes ( "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian").
Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall ("...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 7:30 PM
Performing with the All County Orchestra can be as challenging as a "Hungarian Dance," as enjoyable as a "Fiesta," and as memorable as "Schindler's List," but above all, it is a "Rite" of education that Washington County music students have come to love....