| Jul 11, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The street artist known as Gaia, whose image of a leather-clad rooster cradling the head of John the Baptist had me questioning my eyesight and sanity last winter, has been unmasked -- in a way that proves no good deed goes unpunished.
Gaia is trying...
| 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.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Meet 27 combines elements of a classic corner bar, arty cafe and university town health-food restaurant. Depending on your outlook, Meet 27 is either a category-buster chimera or just plain incoherent. If for now I've decided to gaze upon it with awe...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 2:22 PM
It's a big weekend for two organizations devoted to bringing more people into the local theater community.
Performance Workshop Theatre, a nonprofit company and theater arts training school, just moved from its Federal Hill location to new digs in...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Working with food isn't a job for sissies. One must be innovative, artistic, competitive, patient, flexible and competent. The hours are long and the competition stiff. Sacrifice? Required. Taking risks? Also required. How does one succeed against such...
| May 12, 2012
Plug Ugly's Publick House is a strange name for a tavern. But Baltimore history buffs know the Plug Uglies were a thuggish street gang/political club that ran riot on Baltimore's streets in the 1850s.
Don't worry. The newest resident of O'Donnell...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:36 PM
"Dark Shadows" (PG-13). In this takeoff from the 1970s daytime drama, vampire Barnabas Collins emerges from a long slumber to 1972 Maine. With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter. TownMall Cinemas (12:45, 1:30, 3:30, 4:...
| Sep 28, 2011
Fall — finally! I, for one, am in desperate need of a crisp, warm, comforting cocktail to ring in the cooler weather.
Think spicy, rich flavors, lush, dark cognacs, seasonal apple and pumpkin accents, a touch of mystery. If you're craving a good...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Andy York recently bought a T-shirt that captures how he feels about his city.
The design includes various implements of violence that include brass knuckles, a switchblade, a noose and a brick in the shape of a heart.
"It all comes down to self-...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Native Londoner Kimberly Marie Freeman lives and works 200 miles north of Baltimore, but she's enthusiastically joining the effort to save one of the city's cultural treasures. Shutting the Edgar Allan Poe House, she says with a hint of exasperation,...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:42 PM
James McTeigue and Luke Evans, the director and co-star of the upcoming film "The Raven," laid a wreath at the grave site of Edgar Allan Poe Friday afternoon, to commemorate the 162nd anniversary of the author's death in Baltimore.
McTeigue ("V for...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...