| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The Golden Globe nominees have a heavy literary bent this year, with a large number of adaptations featured in the key categories. Just consider the two "best picture" categories, which draw from novels and non-fiction books that have topped the best-...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:24 PM
The Day of Infamy, dear readers,
Is what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called today, Dec. 7, 1941 with the Japanese attack upon Hawaii. Now called Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, it is embedded in our national psyche and continued by our veterans in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:01 PM
When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Uh, oh, dear readers!!
It's Black Friday. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of relatives and friends. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:03 AM
What's your favorite part of the Harford County Farm Fair? For Aimee O'Neill, the fair's co-chairman and longtime director, the fair's scores of farm and home arts exhibits are the best, and it would seem many would agree with her.
"My favorite part of...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:21 PM
With "VEEP and "Game Change" produced here, I have been writing a lot about Baltimore standing in for Washington.
But Wednesday afternoon, the TV sleight of hand hit a little too close to home when the Calvert Street entrance to the Sun said in big...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:58 AM
Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, the executive producers of "Homicide: Life on the Street," return to prime time tonight on BBC America with "Copper," starring Tom Weston-Jones.
(That's Weston-Jones sitting with them in the picture above, taken in...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:15 AM
"House of Cards," a Netflix political drama starring Kevin Spacey, returns to Mount Vernon to finish filming scenes postponed by severe wind and rain last month.
According to a notice the producers sent residents and businesses in the Mount Vernon area,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:34 AM
After starting with Cole Porter's classic "Anything Goes," then moving to the hilariously horny puppets of "Avenue Q," Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre closes its diverse 2012 season with "Xanadu," the 1980 film disaster converted into a 2007 Broadway...
| Apr 21, 2012
Everyman Theatre will split its 2012-2013 season between two venues, but a common thread unifies the plays — all are Baltimore premieres.
There will be six works in all, up from the usual five. The lineup includes recent works by such notable...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:56 AM
This past weekend's production of "Titanic, the Musical" by the Bel Air Drama Company is one that will most likely go down in Bel Air High School history.
"As far as I know," said the show's director Chuck Bowden, "it's the biggest show we've ever done."...