| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Peter Falk had a fine career on the stage and in feature films. His crazed comic performance in "The In-Laws" alone would guarantee a major appreciation from film critics and scholars.
But it is his network television work in the 1970s as a modest, sly,...
| Jul 8, 2011
•The Colonial Players will hold auditions for its production of the Agatha Christie mystery "The Unexpected Guest" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, July 17-18, at 2132 Reynard Court, Annapolis. Roles are available for seven men age 19 to 50s...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 2:20 PM
You have to study the piece called "Inversion" for a minute to fully appreciate the joke.
Jim Rosenau, an artist based in Berkeley, Calif., has crafted a fully functional and aesthetically appealing bookshelf from five volumes. Three tomes are used for...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Colonial Players' season opener of Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest" begins with several minutes of suspenseful darkness, before a stranger enters the unlit house and shines his flashlight on a woman holding a gun.
The stage lights brighten to...
| Nov 17, 2011
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| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:40 PM
When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect."
It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife.
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:44 AM
In 1950, after 30 years of keeping good company, Dame Agatha Christie decided she didn't much like Inspector Poirot in "The Hollow." So she simply axed the tidy little Belgian from her stage adaptation of the mystery, which is currently playing under...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- BBC chief Tony Hall is set to shutter the U.K. pubcaster's youth-skewed channel BBC3 as a linear offering as part of a plan to save Â£100 million ($122 million) a year, according to BBC News.
BBC3′s specialty has been comedy shows like...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Usually, it's a good week for new DVD releases if there is one great title hitting stores. This week, there are four new releases that top an overall strong week for DVD viewing, including two Oscar-nominated movies and an Emmy-winning TV series....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:25 PM
For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight.
Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Peninsula Players Theatre in Door County, Wisconsin announced its 2014 season on Monday. The summer line-up includes five productions.
First is “The Tin Woman” (June 17 - July 6) by Sean Grennan. The comedy’s title, riffing on the L....