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  • 'Mr. Turner,' Mike Leigh's unsentimental, phlegmy J.M.W. Turner biopic

    'Mr. Turner,' Mike Leigh's unsentimental, phlegmy J.M.W. Turner biopic
    Joseph Mallord William Turner didn’t so much speak as cough up phlegmatic sounds. At least, such is the early 19th-century English artist’s go-to response as realized by Timothy Spall’s lived-in performance in director Mike Leigh’s patiently unconventional biopic “Mr. Turner.” Whether barking orders at his housekeeper Hannah (Dorothy Atkinson), looking at paintings in the Royal Academy, or listening to a mellifluously foppish John Ruskin (Joshua McGuire), Spall’s Turner doesn’t respond with a verbal thought. He barks and doesn’t care if you understand. This noise, depending on the situation, conveys disdain, curiosity, surprise, wonder, tenderness, and even humor. It’s an expectorated breath equal parts grunt and scoff: a groff.
  • Wandering Eye: A look at David Simon's new series, why the IRS doesn't go after nonprofits, and more

    Wandering Eye: A look at David Simon's new series, why the IRS doesn't go after nonprofits, and more
    Law enforcers' proclivity to deploy their service weapons on young African-American men is now a matter of widespread outrage, due to how often such situations end in killings, even though it's a long-established phenomenon that's prompted one of the...

    Weekly Calendar 1/14/15-1/21/15

    Weekly Calendar 1/14/15-1/21/15
    CLUBS/CONCERTS Wednesday 14 Baltimore Soundstage. Cage, Ceschi Ramos, Seez Mics, Butch Dawson, Drew Scott. Bertha’s. Whale Show. The Birchmere. The Psychedelic Furs. Cat’s Eye Pub. Muleman Band. The Crown. DaikonDaikon, New...

    Weekly Calendar 1/7/15-1/14/15

    CLUBS/CONCERTS Wednesday 7 Bertha’s. Big Bertha’s Rhythm Kings. The Black Cat. The End of America, Hearts and Spades. Cat’s Eye Pub. Katie Bowers Band. Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Celtic Music Sessions. The Ottobar. ...

    The Mail: War Protester

    The Mail: War Protester
    As I sit here in my cell at the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, reading the City Paper articles about protestors who are upset that white police officers are killing black men (“This is What Democracy Looks Like,” Feature, Nov. 10)...