| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:06 PM
Towson resident Sophia Wilhelmi, 15, had her ticket to the midnight premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" long before she showed up at Regal Cinemas in Hunt Valley.
But she wanted to be first in line so she'd get a good seat in the...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:14 AM
After 400 million books sold and $2 billion at the box office, the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II," opened at midnight July 15 at the Hollywood Theatre.
Not since "Spider-Man 2" premiered in 2004 had the theater on Oregon...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Duff Goldman has just baked a cake of Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. And it looks just like the city's most famous landmark — right up to the statue of the nation's first president that stands atop its tower and down to the fine...
| Dec 15, 2011
Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile.
He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Somewhere the wild things are roaring their terrible roars and gnashing their terrible teeth and rolling their terrible eyes and showing their terrible claws.
They're mourning their creator, children's book author Maurice Sendak, who stepped into his...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 12:25 PM
One of the scary, but cool things about marriage that no one tells you about is that you start your own Christmas family traditions. For someone who doesn't have any holiday traditions to bring to the table, though, you have to start from scratch.
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:22 AM
"Women are not dying because of disease we cannot treat; they are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving."
— Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla, author of the "World Report on Women's Health"
A young woman, large...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:39 PM
An odd confluence of events has me pondering the future of a technological marvel that in a lot of ways makes possible the celebration of independence we U.S. citizens proudly enjoy this week.
The coming Independence Day celebration, combined with the...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Ah, the lazy days of summer. There is nothing like grabbing a good read and heading for the nearest beach or pool to while away the hours.
That might be a better-than-great idea if you are among those without electricity or water, or both following the...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:43 AM
As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing.
RS: You said that in...