| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today.
Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
With Shakespearean flourishes and pogoing punk rockers, and featuring the actor who plays James Bond on service to his actual majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom opened the Olympic Games on Friday night in a hip and humorous fashion.
| Jul 14, 2011
Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out.
"Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office.
Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year.
It was 1982, and here...
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports on last night's American Idol. I thought some of the kids did their own idols proud; others, not so much:Season 10 Top 13 recap, people! We made it to another milestone. The sands of the hourglass keep on......
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:11 AM
I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:15 PM
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) apparently has a bone to pick with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. The animal rights group is trying to start a beef with Bisciotti over the team's relationship with KFC, and they are urging the Ravens to...
| May 12, 2012
He pioneered one the most influential, far-reaching musical genres of the past 50 years. He became a galvanizing force, too, in the cause of human rights. When he died, more than a million people turned out to witness his funeral cortege. Among those...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Blond and boyishly handsome, Vasily Petrenko might be mistaken for a gymnast, or perhaps a player of his favorite sport, soccer. But when the 35-year-old Russian conductor steps onto a podium, there's no doubt about his true calling.
In 2009, Petrenko...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 1:15 PM
When a judge slammed his gavel and took away Danny Brannon's freedom five years ago, the newly convicted robber and longtime addict was frantic. With no access to drugs or alcohol to feed his addictions and no way to scam people out of money, how would he...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV.
But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...