| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
It's "Country Night," which is not my thing at all. If I know more than one of the songs tonight I'll be impressed with myself. I gave up on country music right around 1984.
The night starts with a group dance by the troupe to a live performance by...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:01 AM
While some of my colleagues here at The Aegis may argue about its merits (one editor in particular that I won't name, but he knows who he is), I love Halloween.
The whole time of year is pretty magical, if you think about it.
Leaves are changing colors,...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:22 AM
So they're beating us over the head on tonight's Dancing With the Stars with the concept that it's "acoustic night," and they're performing "in the round." Also, they're getting double the scores: a performance score and a technique score. Basically,........
| Jan 15, 2012
After last week's column decrying the definite lack of charm in downtown Towson and its hideous collection of dehumanizing architecture, I thought I might have to enter the federal witness protection program.
I feared I'd be chased from my West Towson...
| Feb 23, 2012
"If we could just take a little bit from each of them."
I've lost track of how many people I have heard say some version of this in the last couple of months. The "each of them" refers to the final four combatants for the Republican nomination.
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Across America, manufacturing workers and their families are starting to hope again. Unemployment remains unacceptably high at 8.2 percent, but it has come down from 10 percent in October 2009. After the worst recession since the Great Depression, the U....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:12 PM
John and Dejah, Mary Jane and Peter, Catherine and Vincent, Jean and Scott. On Valentine's Day, we turn to our ......
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:30 PM
"Whoever wins, we lose," was the tagline of the first "Alien vs. Predator" movie, and it could be argued by many to be the subtext of every presidential election year. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Alex Theatre plans to upend both those notions, with a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.
The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:16 AM
"The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (the Wooden Boy) As Told by Frankenstein's Monster (the Wretched Creature)"
Walt Disney had a knack for boiling fairy tales down to their least-objectionable essence, and of the many dank Old World...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 6:34 AM
The Neo-Futurists have announced their 2011-12 season. Typically electic titles abound.
• "Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project." Opening in September and created by John Piersen and Clifton Frei, this piece dissects the...