| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the works in your nearest library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
There was plenty of noise, laughter and smiles Saturday, Feb. 23, when the Howard County Library System held its premiere fundraiser, "Evening in the Stacks: Sparkle and Spurs," at the Miller Branch in Ellicott City.
More than 600 attended, and more...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom intentionally attended the 85th Academy Awards wearing his father-in-law's tuxedo, the one with the tiny tear in one leg.
The music journalist chose not to mend the small rip. He figured it would keep him grounded if the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In theater history, the names Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne still register strongly -- the husband-and-wife team enjoyed enormous popularity on the American stage from the 1920s into the '50s. (Some of us, quite wickedly, get a very different image of...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It's the dead of winter, which means that while the rest of us get ready for spring, high fashion is already showing us fall.
Photos from recent shows in Europe left us mostly breathless — except for a disaster from Chanel. From the monochromatic...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Master playwright Ken Ludwig set the play "Moon Over Buffalo" in 1953, a time when struggling veteran actors George and Charlotte Hay are alternately performing "Cyrano de Bergerac" and Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at Buffalo's shabby Erlanger Theatre....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:17 PM
The Baltimore entertainment attorney who represented White House state dinner crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi and "The Wire" actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson was disbarred Monday after the state's highest court found he had, among other things,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" is a funny sort of tragedy. Although its martial and amorous complications have deadly consequences, this play has a lot of jokes along the way. Indeed, the snake that the Egyptian queen uses to kill herself is...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Now offering its fifth production since opening in the 2011-2012 season, Compass Rose Theater seems comfortably rooted in its strip-mall Eastport Shopping Center location. The cozy storefront lends an offbeat charm to the company's current offering,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:05 AM
As Salvatore Romano, the closeted art director at the turbulent Sterling Cooper ad agency in the TV series "Mad Men," Bryan Batt struck out — his character, cruelly compromised by a client, was fired partway through the third season of the much-...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 10:09 AM
Here's where the coolest zombies, vampires and other ghouls will be hanging out this weekend
As befits a city that counts Edgar Allan Poe among its favorite sons, Baltimore puts on quite the show every Halloween. Whether it's through late-night tours...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:46 PM
Tonight was the moment political geeks from around the country wait for all year: The White House Correspondents Dinner, where political humor rules the evening.
There were two speakers at the event in Washington: President Barack Obama and Saturday...