| May 3, 2012
If you love movies, you'll feel like a kid set loose in a candy store when the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival screens 40 feature films and 50 short films May 3-6 on all five screens at the Charles Theatre and also on the single screen at the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:52 AM
A city renowned for its innovative design — and in the midst of a partial redesign — Tuesday will host the screening of a documentary on how cities are planned.
The Columbia Association’s Community Building series will present “...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The first time I saw Audie Mickens, he had just turned 19 and he'd been arrested as the shooter in an attempted murder in Northwest Baltimore. He appeared at a hearing in District Court, and as I listened to the prosecutor detail the charges against him,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:46 AM
Aspiring game designers have just been handed the motherlode of thought and wisdom with the Critical Path project, a series of short interviews from virtually every big name in gaming.
Freely hosted online, the elegantly designed interface allows video...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:33 PM
A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Secret World of Arriety
This Means War
BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
| Feb 21, 2012
It was a big night for Ellicott City students at the PTA Council of Howard County's Reflection Awards night — the culminating event at the county level for the national PTA student art competition.
The Reflections program gives students an...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 10:07 PM
It's "The Amazing Race" Season 20! I need a flashy hand signal, but I don’t have enough fingers! Oh, wait, I figured it out. Make your own flashy hand signal at home, because this recap requires audience participation.
Do you know what Phil Keoghan...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:35 PM
It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame.
But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:19 PM
I am surprised that the Towson Times (Feb. 15) would endorse the medical marijuana bill favored by state Del. Dan Morhaim (HB1158) and not endorse the medical marijuana bill (HB1024) favored by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here.
I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:36 PM
There's a problem with little Tyler tonight, and Mommy is just about beside herself. Tyler just turned 4. He has leukemia — but this has nothing to do with that.
Tyler is extroverted and lovey-dovey, a world-class hugger, a chatterbox. And until...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Perennial Razzie favorite Adam Sandler had another banner year when it comes to bad movies, landing 11 nominations in the race for the worst of Hollywood 2011.
The comedian's record-destroying total included his work in or for three films: "Jack and...