No union mines left in Kentucky, where labor wars once raged

...ended in four deaths. More recently, the strife of the mid-1970s Brookside mining strike here was captured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, Harlan County U.S.A."Johnson, who appeared in the film when he was 22 years old, returned...

Maureen O'Hara, spirited star of 'Miracle on 34th Street,' 'The Quiet Man,' dies at 95

...face. I gave bloody good performances."She never was nominated for a competitive Oscar but received an honorary Academy Award last year.After her start in Hollywood with "Hunchback" and some minor films at RKO, she was borrowed by 20th...

Interest is being rekindled in pioneer work of Augusta psychiatrist

...held at the Miller Theatre in downtown Augusta in 1957. Joanne Woodward, a native of Georgia, won the Best Actress Academy Award for her brilliant performance of three separate and distinct personalities.In recent years, Dr. Cleckley's name...

Wine Time: Director's Cut Zinfandel 2012, Dry Creek Valley

...know is that he also is a renowned wine producer.The wine comes along at a perfect time to prepare for Sunday's Academy Awards show. I wanted to find a good wine with a movie connection. There are more of them than you might imagine because...

UConn women rout Maryland, return to title game

...niece Kia Nurse, who is a freshman at UConn.The former athletes weren't the only stars at the game. Three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise was sitting in a suite, though it wasn't clear who he was rooting for.

Travolta weathers highs, lows of acting career

...latest step back into the spotlight at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards was uneasy.He's been widely pilloried for his...could again make Travolta a part of next year's Academy Awards, albeit in a much different way.But Travolta has...

'Imitation Game' is reviving interest in secret WWII site

...the effort to crack Nazi Germany's Enigma cipher. The film starring Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for eight Academy Awards."It's absolutely marvelous," said Charlotte Webb, 91, who worked at Bletchley during the war. "Our story...

Fans with Oscar fever binge watch the nominated films

...but symptoms that turn otherwise rational film buffs into bingeing maniacs. In a good way!Between Jan. 15, when Academy Award nominations were announced, and Feb. 22 ? the movie industry's big night ? sufferers flock to theaters, beg...

Paine College student has role in 'Selma' movie

...motion picture Selma, which received four Golden Globe Award nominations and one for Best Picture in the upcoming Academy Awards for its portrayal of the 1965 voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He hopes it is just the start...

When politics are slow, gift shopping I will go

...tallest cocktail maker at 5 feet and mixes "one heck of a drink."Other fantasy gifts include:? The Vanity Fair Academy Awards Experience during, which "you and a very special guest will play the part of Hollywood royalty during the film industry's...