| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Nolen Strals is holding his head in his hand.
It is gold and palm-sized, made of finely ribbed plastic. But there, unmistakably, are Strals' thoughtful brow, the pinch of his nose, smoothly sloped forehead.
The bust was not crafted by a sculptor or...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 8:20 PM
"2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m.)
"The Expendables 2" (R). A group of mercenaries seek vengeance for a murdered comrade. With...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:29 PM
"The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13). The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for another man with a similar secret background. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney. TownMall Cinemas (1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:30 AM
After hearing where I'm from, many strangers have looked at me as if I'd said I was recently cured of leprosy. Their expressions speak volumes: "How he manages to smile, I will never know. I'm glad he's OK, but, God, I hope he's not contagious."
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:59 AM
After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Charles Futrell, Laurel High's head varsity football coach in the 1940s and 1950s, was once in a contest in which he was the only Spartan casualty.
"At one of the games he was only injury since he bit a hole in his tongue and could not stop the...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:17 AM
"It can't happen here."
From the safety of suburban Maryland, it is only natural to think that random shootings erupting in movie theaters in Colorado will not visit our neighborhoods. Safe, quiet, stable communities are not the places we imagine when we...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell recaps last night's Hollywood audition fake-out. Take it away, Janell:Welcome to Hollywood, y’all! But - twist! It’s not Hollywood week, just another round of auditions in L.A. For this occasion, Randy is wearing bright gold shoes, J.Lo...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 3:09 PM
The type size on City Cafe's menu is too small. Well, that's about it, folks. Everything else this magically restored Mount Vernon institution is doing is whip-smart and spot-on.
Let's be honest: The City Cafe, in the years leading up to its 2009...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Hamburgers, like movie stars, are sometimes cast in new roles. There is a lot of that going on at Hollywood Burger Bistro in Canton.
The menu is dominated by hamburgers made, according to the restaurant's website, from hormone-free California beef. The...
| Dec 12, 2011
o matter how much Sylvester Stallone has tried, some things in boxing you just can't make up.
It was enough late Saturday night that a 27-year-old man from Southeast Washington, homeless before a boxing trainer took in him and his little brother...
| Feb 1, 2009
Osly St. Preux and his mother hopped on the back of a truck and rode for hours along rutted roads in northern Haiti before they finally arrived, barefoot, at the hospital run by nuns and often staffed by American volunteers.
When Osly, then 12, took...