April 16, 2006
Filmfest DC Film fans can enjoy 12 days of cinematic entertainment at Filmfest DC, taking place at various theaters, museums and venues in Washington. The 20th annual festival, which begins Wednesday and runs through April 30, offers more than 70 films of various genres from countries around the globe, panel discussions, talks by directors (including Sydney Pollack at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Gallery of Art), appearances by film stars (including singer Martha Reeves, who will perform and speak at the screening of Dance Party: The Teenarama Story at 9 p.m. April 28 at Regal Cinemas)
April 28, 2005
After the kazoo wah wah wahs the national anthem, all the vehicles' brakes are tested, and contestants get their feet blessed by a monk, a man in a top hat wearing overalls and a cape will make a speech and sound a bullhorn signaling the start of the American Visionary Art Museum's seventh annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on Saturday. This is not your typical 15-mile dash. At least 20 human-propelled creations will creep at about 4 mph through water, sand and mud to vie for the top prize - which, as it turns out, is for the finisher not at the top, but smack-dab in the middle - in this event billed as a collision of art and engineering.
August 31, 2003
On August 28, 2003, ANNE MAN WAH LUI, loving daughter of Sue Lui and husband Yun, sister of Miriam Liu and husband Ted, Ray Lui and wife Lai Bing, and Cindy Lui, cousin of Angela and Edwin Lui, Grace and Dan Lui. Friends may call at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Monday and Tuesday, 3 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 11 A.M. at Grace and St. Peters Church, 707 Park Avenue. Interment Lorraine Park Cemetery.
July 25, 2003
Steadily, stealthily, The Eye works its way into your psyche, playing with your mind and always keeping a surprise or two up its sleeve. It's a supernatural shocker that owes its chills to the tried-and-true notion that what goes around, comes around. Twenty-year-old Mun (Lee Sin-Je) has been blind since age 2 but is about to undergo a corneal transplant that promises to restore her vision. It works and her eyes begin to function. But she can't really see yet; her brain can't process the pictures it suddenly is receiving.
November 4, 2001
Picture this: Billy Crystal as the leprechaunish Cyclops, Mike, in Monsters, Inc. pitches the woo to a taller, serpentine Cyclops named Celia (Jennifer Tilly), who boasts a Medusa's head of snake-hair. Suddenly he notices a pile of stone statues. As the snakes on Celia's head snap, he asks her what the statues are. Without missing a beat or thinking it will make him nervous, Celia answers, "My old boyfriends." It's a hilarious throwaway. But you'll have to picture it in your imagination, because you'll never see it on the screen.
March 18, 2001
Baltimore police were investigating two shootings yesterday, including one fatal. According to police, a couple had an argument about 11 p.m. Friday. Police said the husband then left the house and got a shotgun out of his car. He knocked on the door of the house, and when his wife answered, shot her in the upper torso, police said. Nadine Wilson, 42, was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center just before 1 a.m. yesterday. Her husband, Carlos James, 59, of the 800 block of W. Lexington St. was charged Friday with first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon in the shooting.