| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:24 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:41 AM
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-...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 7:37 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:10 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2013
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.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:16 PM
For all of us who thought the cartoons at the top of the bill were the sweetest part of any night at the movies, Warner Home Video has released the ultimate new animation collection. "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume I" finds the beloved cartoon...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 22, 2012
Oscars comedy: Let's not take the Academy Awards too seriously
We could ask "who will win?" But we'd rather ask a panel of funny folks -- including the likes of "Happy Endings" star Casey Wilson and "Chelsea Lately" writer Sarah Colonna -- who should...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Six seniors at Hereford High School have something in common with former president Gerald Ford, director Steven Spielberg, astronaut Neil Armstrong and Walmart founder Sam Walton.
They all are Eagle Scouts.
On Jan. 7, Boy Scout Troop 1908 held an...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:10 AM
"The Color Purple" has an uplifting message.
But it rises up from a stark story about an abused black woman in a Southern town in the early 20th century. This best-selling novel by Alice Walker was adapted into a popular Steven Spielberg-directed movie...