October 25, 1994
It isn't quite fair to call Madonna's "Bedtime Stories" (Maverick/Sire 45767, arriving in stores today) a comeback album. After all, you can't come back unless you've been away, and Madonna's reign is far from over.Lord knows, there are plenty of people in the press who seem to wish it was. Entertainment Weekly, for example, has repeatedly insisted that Madonna is finished, while numerous other pop-culture pundits have pronounced that America long ago lost its patience with her sexually-charged shenanigans.
February 18, 2013
Author, singer and songwriter Daryl Cobb will promote literacy through the creative arts when he visits Pine Grove Elementary School, in Parkville, on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Cobb's published works include the 2012 children's novel, “Pirates: The Ring of Hope,” and 14 picture books, such as “Bill the Bat Loves Halloween,” “Henry Hare's Floppy Socks,” and “Greta's Magical Mistake.” Much of his work is written for children, and...
December 25, 2008
The Reader ** The Reader wonders what would have happened if Benjamin Braddock had discovered that Mrs. Robinson was a Nazi war criminal. OK, that summary may be a little flippant, but not much. And it suggests the forced solemnity at the heart of this forced allegory about guilt, responsibility and how much succeeding generations should pay emotionally for the sins of their fathers. Ralph Fiennes, in one of his most emotionally stilted performances, plays Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a wide-eyed teenager, had an affair with an older woman, a streetcar conductor named Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet)
January 14, 1994
The ratings are down. The reviews are lousy. But CBS says it's sticking with the anchor team of Dan Rather and Connie Chung."We are not second-guessing the decision. We are absolutely having no discussions about doing anything differently," says CBS News President Eric Ober.Well, maybe a few things."We are looking at format things to do. We have hardened up the broadcast. We have been more aggressive on breaking news coverage. I think you will probably be seeing Dan and Connie traveling more," Ober says.
September 29, 1999
"Do you like big adventure stories? Well, if you do, read 'The Swiss Family Robinson' by Johann David Wyss. This book is about a family that is shipwrecked and stranded on the beach. The story tells how the family works together to live on the beach. You will see bravery and dreams in this story. It is my favorite."-- Paige GreeneShrine of the Sacred Heart"I think kids should read 'Winnie the Pooh' books by A.A. Milne. The books are bedtime stories told to a boy named Christopher Robin. The stories are about a stuffed bear named Winnie the Pooh and his stuffed animal friends, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Roo, Kanga and Owl. One reason to read Pooh Bear stories is because they are funny.
January 2, 2009
Marley & Me *** ( 3 STARS) $36.4 million $50.7 million 1 week Rated: PG Running time: 120 minutes What it's about: Based on the autobiographical book by newspaper columnist John Grogan, Marley & Me is about a newly married couple (including Jennifer Aniston, above) who adopt a puppy. Our take: If you have experienced the redemptive joy of coming home from a hard day at work, only to be greeted by a dog who just knows you're the best thing in the world, then this is the movie you've been waiting for. Bedtime Stories * ( 1 STAR)