| Nov 18, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond.
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:09 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Kinky Boots" won six Tony awards on Sunday including the top award of best musical and a prize for its composer, pop queen Cyndi Lauper, as Broadway presented its top honors.
Lauper won best score for her first Broadway musical,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:23 AM
"Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Steven Spielberg’s new film about Abraham Lincoln will show off its first promotional trailer in a Google+Hangout next Thursday, marking the first time a theatrical release has used the video-chat site for such a release.
The film “Lincoln&...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With a pneumatic whoooooooosh, I leave Earth again, and I am not even propelled by the sort of happy hour rocket fuel with which I'm sometimes associated.
In truth, I do not have many happy hours. I have happy minutes, happy moments. An entire hour?...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:07 AM
When you think of TV and movie mothers, are there certain scenes that stand out in your mind?
We’ve counted down what we think are the most memorable moments involving television and movie moms.
20. Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) in The...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Another day at the multiplex, another chance to see some wonderful TV actors showing their versatility. Today's example: “Lincoln.” Of course, it's a grand showcase for Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe. But the intimate Steven Spielberg epic...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Abraham Lincoln's fortune at the theater appears to be taking a turn for the better, because the Steven Spielberg-directed biography bearing his name was nominated this morning for seven Golden Globes. HBO continues to set the bar on the small screen as...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Happy New Year! Thanks, as always, for your support of this blog. Let's look to the future. A new year means a new season of awards shows. The biggest telecasts will be the Grammys Feb. 10 on CBS and the Oscars Feb. 24 on ABC. But the Golden Globes...