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A sacrifice for new son

Our dog, Haley, runs with a joy I find impossible to describe. She comes back from every vet visit with a sparkling bill of health. The Grinch's heart would swell another three sizes if he stared at Haley's beautiful face too long. Published October 26, 2008

MOVIES: 'The Unknown Woman' worth knowing

Irena will do anything, even push an old lady down the stairs, to get closer to an affluent family in the new Italian thriller "The Unknown Woman." But why? Published October 24, 2008

Quaid snags nuanced roles

Dennis Quaid always considered himself a character actor, but he admits Hollywood had a different plan for him in the 1980s. Published October 10, 2008

Filming for the right

Secular conservatives remain an unreliable box-office constituency, if the returns for "An American Carol" are any indication. Published October 7, 2008

MOVIES: Menace on the 'Terrace'

Samuel L. Jackson's cop character in "Lakeview Terrace" takes the "protect and serve" part of his job seriously on - and off - duty. Published September 19, 2008

MOVIES: 'England' serves rich social satire

"I Served the King of England" is as emotionally dynamic as its hero, a simple waiter who longs to become a millionaire in prewar Europe. Published September 12, 2008

Film raps Obama as 'Hype'

The conservative group Citizens United will greet Democrats arriving for their convention this week in Denver with a new documentary skewering the party's presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. Published August 25, 2008

Things to do in Denver

All the talk about "Recreate '68" and Sen. Barack Obama's historic presidential run shouldn't distract conventioneers from checking out the less political enticements that Denver has to offer. Published August 22, 2008

Red state, blue party, green city

Residents and local officials alike take living green seriously around these parts. Denver's largest taxi service, Metro Taxi, introduced its first hybrid cars last year. Published August 22, 2008

MOVIES: Documentary at new heights

No special effect or stunt team can replicate the tension of watching someone walk across a high wire without a net. Published August 8, 2008

Ferrell site joins the campaign

Will Ferrell's seemed like a goofy vanity project until this week, when's Paris Hilton energy plan clip revealed Mr. Ferrell's modest Web investment to be a brilliant way to expand his comic reach. Published August 8, 2008

Arquette revists 'Song'

Rosanna Arquette was the first of her siblings to find steady work as an actor. It might not have happened without her performance in "The Executioner's Song." Published August 5, 2008