| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Jason Winer was directing Julie Bowen on first episode of "Modern Family" when inspiration struck.
"In the initial draft, Julie's character was described as mildly controlling and neurotic," Winer says of the suburban sitcom mom. "But what she didn't...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 6:54 AM
On any given day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, there is a seemingly endless combination of actors and performers dressed in period clothing, demonstrating period activities. And from stage combat to leather working, from longbow building to a flea...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Everything you need to know about what's going on this week.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Johnny English Reborn
The Mighty Macs
Paranormal Activity 3
The Three Musketeers
Talking Dead (series debut; midnight; AMC)
| May 18, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Sharp and svelte but also funny, Nicole Ari Parker typically hits the screen as put-together characters like Eddie Murphy's ex-wife in "Imagine This." So she leapt at the chance to play Zenobia, the comically confused sportscaster heroine of "35 and...
| Nov 16, 2011
The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:11 AM
In 2003, the twice-Oscar-nominated actor Ed Norton, known for his intensity in films including “Fight Club” and “The Incredible Hulk,” sat down for an interview with James Lipton, host of the Bravo television show “Inside the...
| Nov 16, 2011
Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method'
You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
| Nov 27, 2011
As a young man living in the Bronx, Chazz Palminteri would escape the city on long drives into the Westchester County countryside where he'd tool along curving, forested roads, staring at the set-back mansions. To a guy with empty pockets, the gated lawns...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 1:13 PM
The late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover would have hated director Clint Eastwood's new movie about him, but audiences are likely to be intrigued by it. Although "J. Edgar" does not realize its full dramatic potential, it's an ambitious attempt to get inside...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 12:37 PM
At rehearsals last weekend, young actors were busy preparing for professional-caliber productions opening next week.
Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents Disney's "Alice in Wonderland," featuring a cast ages 8 to 14, on weekends April 13-22 at its...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Gail force in Laurel
Columbia-based jazz singer Gail Marten can be heard Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., in the Terrace Room at the Laurel Park Clubhouse in Laurel. Marten will perform with the trio Delecta, which includes pianist Mike Noonan,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:04 AM
[Spoiler alert: Do not read further in this interview if you have not read "A Storm of Swords," the third book in the series, "The Song of Fire and Ice."]
Scottish actor Richard Madden, 25, has broken into the spotlight by playing Robb Stark on HBO's hit...