| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fred Dickson is a cancer survivor, a father of three, an aspiring author, a master plumber and an inspirational speaker
The 53-year-old also happens to be a semiprofessional football player.
The 6-foot-5 defensive end with the white mustache and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:45 AM
By Under Armour standards, the launch of the company's Alter Ego line -- specifically a Superman base layer shirt -- earlier this year was quiet.
The success, though, was typical: the Baltimore-based manufacturer found it had tapped into a new market,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
For a while last year, I started to worry about liking Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” so much.
Most of my colleagues didn’t like it — not that being out of sync with the herd ever bothered me greatly. It usually turned out...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A concert featuring the rapper Gucci Mane that was scheduled to occur Saturday at the Pikesville Armory has been canceled because promoters lacked the proper permit, according to officials at the state's Military Department, which owns the facility.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Nicki Minaj wanted a cell phone case that matched her larger-than-life look — something cartoonish, with bright colors.
So last year, the pop star turned to Tristan Herbert, a 23-year-old Parkville artist who makes custom covers for iPhones and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:28 AM
On Tuesday, WWE, through Brian Flinn, WWE’s senior VP of marketing and communications, issued an email statement to the Hollywood Reporter concerning WWE superstar Jack Swagger and manager Zeb Colter. Several blogs, critics and media outlets have...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The new Jackie Robinson movie “42” starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Harrison Ford is getting mixed reviews for its depiction of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
But at least one local person is incensed that the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:26 AM
There's a good chance your blues career is on the right track if, at 27, you can count Eric Clapton as a fan.
Gary Clark Jr., the prodigious guitar player from Austin, Texas, even counts the six-string legend as a friend. Last June, Clapton picked...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Eric Hutchinson's success as a singer-songwriter could be measured by the Baltimore venues he's played.
After honing his skills on smaller, now-defunct stages such as Fletcher's and the Funk Box, the 32-year-old Takoma Park native headlined the...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Rome Cee is counting in German.
“Eins, zwei, drei, vier …”
It’s an oppressively humid July afternoon and the 29-year-old rapper, born Jerome Carrington Jr., is dressed in black and gray, sipping a hot cup of coffee in a Fells...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:30 AM
From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Five years ago, pundits were quick to cast doubt on "Cars." A version of "Local Hero" or "Doc Hollywood" starring a high-speed auto? How misbegotten and outre!
It turned out to be one of Pixar's most profitable pictures — and one of its best-loved....