WASHINGTON — A year ago, Tracey Jones, a Baltimore teacher leading a field trip to the National Museum of African Art, might have lingered at the large quilt showing images of Bill Cosby, holding him up to her mostly African-American students as a role model. Growing up, she says, she “wanted the Cosby family.”
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LOS ANGELES — A dispute over a convent on a Los Angeles hilltop pitting an archbishop and pop star against a group of aging nuns is headed to a higher power.
One of the many talents of Tom Cruise is the ability to elevate a ho-hum movie format into a goodie box of creative surprises. To me, that’s a skill that even tops doing his own stunts. Cruise has sometimes been a cocky 7 out of 10 as a performer, but as a movie-developing producer he’s dependably a 9.5. His “Mission: Impossible” series has transformed traditional action espionage into high-concept team stories with a crew of clever protagonists, snappy dialogue and gravity-defying stunts.
Games, art, homegrown goodies, music and an old-fashioned community celebration are all on tap this weekend in Texomaland.
When Grayson College art professor Steve O. Black began an art exhibit 13 years ago featuring exclusively black and white images, people called him crazy.
Peg Lynch, a trailblazer for women in broadcast entertainment who wrote, owned and starred in one of television’s first sitcoms, “Ethel and Albert,” has died. She was 98.
Ann Rule, the bestselling true-crime writer who once befriended serial killer Ted Bundy, has died. She was 83.
ST. LOUIS — Joe Williams didn’t march to the beat of a different drummer; he strolled with his own rhythm section.
LOS ANGELES — When James L. White was being raised by a single mother in rural Kentucky, he was taunted by children who chanted, “Who’s your daddy?”
Cara Delevingne (star of “Paper Towns,” which debuted with $12.5 million at the box office this weekend) is one of those celebrities who is suddenly all over the place, out of nowhere. And unless you’re a teen, you may have no idea why. Here is a guide that answers the five most frequently asked questions about stars-of-the-moment: