George Clooney is a high-flying corporate hatchet man in 'Up in the Air,' who ends up on a flight of self-discovery in this intelligent, charming comedy.
Capitalism gets the blame in this talking-heads documentary. But the movie review points out that 'The End of Poverty?' offers few real-world solutions.
De Niro plays a widower trying to reconnect with his children in 'Everybody's Fine,' which stumbles into sentimental territory.
The romantic comedy 'Serious Moonlight,' starring Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton, devolves into a one-room drama with a lot of yelling.
Beyoncé and Taylor Swift scoop up 18 nominations between them, but Whitney Houston is a surprising absence.
The colorful leaves of late fall are like gold in the garden because they can be used for so many things.
Choosing the right rocks and stones for a rock garden sounds simplistic, but this essential task isn't as simple as it sounds.
Inspired by Tolkien's book, Sleeping Beauty's castle, and an abandoned medieval town, a fairy tale garden in Texas would be just right for hobbits.
Goldflame spirea makes an excellent ground cover and should be considered as an alternative to vinca or ivy.
For decades, it's been a stand-in for Saudi Arabia, Tibet, Egypt, the American West – and now, Iraq.
Norah Jones's latest CD, a contemporary 'Alice in Wonderland' on the Syfy Channel, acclaimed Pixar-animated movie shorts on ABC, and more.
Linguist George Lakoff maintains that humans lack good ways to verbalize complex issues like climate change; the Monitor's language columnist tries to imagine things otherwise.
Thanks to a program organized by Mississippi State University, preschool children learn about where food comes from.
The author of 'Living Oprah,' Robyn Okrant, takes the self-help guru's advice for one year and learns that it can drain both your wallet and your psyche.
Adapted from Rebecca Miller's novel, 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' is an unconvincing exploration of one woman's complex past – and present.
Fred Wiseman turns his perceptive lens on the rigors and drama of dance in 'La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet.'
Based on Cormac McCarthy's novel, 'The Road' is a slow trek through the debris of a postapocalyptic world.