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  • The ripple effect of the arts

    The ripple effect of the arts
    Popular among economists, sociologists and software engineers, the phrase "ripple effect" has also been adopted by arts and cultural thought leaders to describe the powerful impact of the creative sector on our shared communities. Here at Center Stage,...
  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging. The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
  • Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors

    Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors
    Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
  • From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason

    From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason
    Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
  • Spank Rock, Death Set return for annual Xmas Party show

    Spank Rock, Death Set return for annual Xmas Party show
    For many Baltimoreans, it's not the holiday season until the lighting of the Washington Monument or a stroll down Hampden's 34th Street. But for fans of chaotic, sweaty, dance-fueled scenes, it's not Christmastime until the Baltimore Bass Connection's...
  • Where 'Homeland' fits on 'The Family Tree' of great TV drama

    Where 'Homeland' fits on 'The Family Tree' of great TV drama
    When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
  • Sanford and Hicks go to Congress, The CIA goes to Hollywood and CNN stays put

    Sanford and Hicks go to Congress, The CIA goes to Hollywood and CNN stays put
    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the House (or at least that's where we hear he's going). Welcome to your trends report for Monday, May 8, 2013. Sanford will head to Capitol Hill after facing off against Elizabeth...
  • Kwame Kwei-Armah keeps his vow to bring Center Stage national exposure

    Kwame Kwei-Armah keeps his vow to bring Center Stage national exposure
    Kwame Kwei-Armah is turning up the floodlights on Center Stage. It's been not quite two years since the British-born playwright became artistic director of Maryland's largest regional theater. With his production of two button-pushing dramas nicknamed...
  • NPR was, well, different early Monday morning in Baltimore

    NPR was, well, different early Monday morning in Baltimore
    Technical difficulties, as they euphemistically say in broadcasting, left some NPR affiliates like Baltimore's WYPR scrambling Monday morning. WYPR confirmed that it had problems with the National Public Radio feed Monday. WTMD General Manager Steve...
  • 'House of Cards' show-runner to visit Towson University

    'House of Cards' show-runner to visit Towson University
    The folks at "House of Cards" sure love the Baltimore area. Not only is the majority of the political thriller filmed in and around the city (and, full disclosure, in The Baltimore Sun newsroom), now the show's head honcho, Beau Willimon, is slated to...
  • Baltimore featured on BBC America chef competition show

    Baltimore featured on BBC America chef competition show
    The first season of "Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.," a chef competition show on BBC America, is drawing to a close. There are only two episodes left. During Tuesday night's episode, which begins at 10 p.m., the contestants will be making a stop in Baltimore....
  • Extremists on both sides insist on having their own 'facts'

    It is amazing how differently different people see things. I suspect much of these differences boil down to simply which news broadcasts and talk show hosts we tune to. If only we could have news stations like the BBC, which believe it or not, actually...