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  • Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights [Commentary]

    Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights [Commentary]
    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly...
  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a...
  • Lineup announced for 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series

    Lineup announced for 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series
    Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series. The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
  • Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life

    Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life
    Four days a week, Aisha Tyler works as co-host of "The Talk" on CBS Daytime. Every other week, she steps up to the microphone to voice the character of Lana Kane in the animated show "Archer." And on the weekends, she hops on a plane to perform her stand-...
  • Film composer John Williams to make Baltimore conducting premiere

    Film composer John Williams to make Baltimore conducting premiere
    John Williams has won just about everything there is to win in the music industry, including a slew of Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and no less than five Academy Awards — his record of 48 Oscar nominations is second only to Walt Disney. If the...
  • A spiritual to mark the 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

    On New Year's Day, 150 years ago, American history was forever changed when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. As we all know too well, that document alone did not free any slaves, but it was a crucial step that made clear the...
  • E-book for fans of Lincoln movie

    E-book for fans of Lincoln movie
    I don't know about you, but watching the movie "Lincoln" sent me to the bookshelf and Internet to learn more about political wrangling over the adopition of the 13th Amendment. The movie was a great political science lesson, but it was obvious that...
  • The contradiction of Lincoln

    The contradiction of Lincoln
    He had lost a son many years before, the boy barely more than a toddler when he died. Now another son was dead, and grief sat on him like the shawl that draped his shoulders as he rattled around the big, cold house. His wife was emotionally troubled and...
  • Life of Pi movie reviews

    Life of Pi movie reviews
    This holiday season may be the greatest ever for book adaptations, and this week, we have a visual stunner: "Life of Pi," Ang Lee's take on the best-selling Yann Martel novel. Among the other big adaptations is "Lincoln," the Steven Spielberg movie that...
  • What would Lincoln do?

    What would Lincoln do?
    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ In the rest of the country, it may be just another movie, but in Washington, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has become a political Rorschach test. It seems as if every pundit in the capital...
  • Mr. Lincoln and the press

    Yesterday my worthy colleague Phillip Blanchard posted this opening from a New York Times article on Daniel Day-Lewis and his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the new Steven Spielberg film about Lincoln's last days: “NOW he belongs to the ages,&...
  • Moviegoers are showing signs of 3-D fatigue

    Moviegoers are showing signs of 3-D fatigue
    Debora Bell would be glad "if 3-D went away." The Rockville printer is just the kind of filmgoer Hollywood wants to keep happy. Her family goes to movies every week. They get to the first screenings they can, usually at the 3-D-equipped AMC Columbia or...