| May 5, 2011
| 2:40 PM
If life is a banquet, playwright and actor Al Letson doesn't let a crumb go to waste.
"I do a lot of autobiographical work," said the author of "Crumbs," currently on the boards at Theatre Project. "I am concerned with the truth, if not the literal...
| May 9, 2011
| 4:18 AM
Filmmaker Gregory Bryan says he was "sick and tired of seeing the same Hollywood films." What he came up with instead was "The Dark," an ethereal, 21/2-minute nightmare complete with crawling blackness, creaking skeletons and enough creepiness of all...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day.
I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
| May 15, 2011
| 5:00 AM
We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person...
| May 26, 2011
Richard Yeagley fueled his punchy new film, "The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work," with a fierce hometown nostalgia.
This first-time documentary maker grew up near Loch Raven High School — he's a 2002 graduate — and went to Stevenson...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:19 AM
"The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work" is a potent grass-roots documentary — and it's all the stronger because its leaves of grass poke up through the asphalt.
Writer-director-editor Richard Yeagley salutes the virtuoso craft, practical...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 7:15 AM
It’s starting to look as if the NFL lockout will affect training camps this summer, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about which team will be the focus of HBO’s popular documentary series, “Hard Knocks.”
So far, teams...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The reaction from the petroleum industry to the notion that Maryland ought to look before it leaps into natural gas drilling was swift and predictable: Maryland is in danger of falling behind the pace set by other states in tapping the lucrative Marcellus...
| Jun 17, 2011
Most people take a day off work to spend a little time with the family, hit the beach or a local park, or try to get a few errands done.
Zeb Atkinson of Gambrills decided to stop in at a local business, spend nine hours slicing and sawing, and pay the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Poor California has suffered its share of unnatural disasters at the movies — everything from giant ants and radiated octopuses to body-snatching space pods and English-mangling Terminators. So it's good to see someone finally sending in the Marines...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Patricia Artimovich survived a life-threatening disease, thanks, she says, to the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Cancer Center and to the healing power of horses.
Next weekend, horses and their riders will help her raise funds for the hospital and its...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 10:26 AM
Carl Stokes told 50 people at a community forum in Charles Village that he is a maverick Baltimore City councilman, even noting that he cast the lone vote against this year's city budget because he thinks the city is spending too much money on juvenile...