In Ridley Scott's "The Martian," an astronaut is accidentally left behind on Mars. His struggle to survive while a rescue is planned drives the plot forward, with plenty of tension and action along the way, against a background of lavishly photographed effects and sets. This epic movie hits a lot of the same buttons, culturally, as the original round of golden-age space-race films from the 1950s, but this time the colonialism and paternalism is left behind at liftoff.
Murray Blum, and his 12-year-old son, Jordan Blum will travel to Cambridge England around Memorial Day to witness the dedication of the Cambridge American Cemetery visitors center, where an exhibit honors the heroic deeds of Merchant Marine Lt. Murray Blum, who died trying to save another solder's life in World War II.
Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison last weekend, but a thorny debate has outlived him: what should happen to the four other death row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of the Maryland's capital punishment law?
The breakdown in Annapolis over boosting incentives for films and television series shot in Maryland has left the state without enough money to give Netflix's "House of Cards" what it was seeking to produce its next season here, officials acknowledged Tuesday.
Jodi Levitan still gets choked up when she talks about her father, who died of dementia on Father's Day of 2012. Her mother, the caretaker, died of cancer and was buried on Mother's Day, 2013. On Saturday, April 8, Levitan and her husband, Scott, will be dancing the cha cha and Western swing at the annual Memory Ball, a fundraiser for memory loss and Alzheimer's research.
The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to capital jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by the late Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a series of jazz concerts at 49 West Café and at O'Callaghan's Hotel.
Ruut DeMeo ¿ who goes professionally by her first name, Finnish for Ruth, pronounced "Root" ¿ spent her childhood in a house filled with music. When she went to the opera, she often saw a production composed by her grandfather, renowned composer Aulis Sallinen.