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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.
  • From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries

    From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries
    Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation. Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...

    Former Maryland State Trooper enjoys role in front of camera

    Former Maryland State Trooper enjoys role in front of camera
    It happened during his senior year at North Carroll High School, John Patrick Barry recalled. As Mark Twain, the Asian-American actor wore a lot of makeup, a wig with hair everywhere and a fake mustache. It was his favorite role of his high school...

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness
    After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew....

    Discovering a polished gem in Infinity's 'She Loves Me'

    Discovering a polished gem in Infinity's 'She Loves Me'
    Infinity Theatre Company is capping its third season with a polished production of a largely unknown gem, "She Loves Me," continuing into early August. Co-producing artistic directors Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff present a musical with a large...