| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Executive producer Frank Rich says Stephen Sondheim made just one demand before he gave his blessing to the film “Six by Sondheim,” which premieres Monday night at 9 on HBO.
“Just don’t do the same old, same old,” Rich...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The second season of "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey, will debut Feb. 14, Netflix announced today.
As was the case with season one, all 13 episodes will be available for Netflix subscribers to watch instantly....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The stock of Roland Park's Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last video rental store, will be up for grabs next week, after negotiations for a single buyer to purchase the store's 35,000-unit inventory failed.
Store owners Barry and Annie Solan...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Happy Thanksgiving 2013. Let us give thanks for the food we are about to eat, the wine we are about to drink, the football game we are about to watch — Ravens versus Steelers, NBC, 8:30 p.m. — and the couches on which we are about to snore....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 PM
With filming for Season 2 completed last week, members of the team making "House of Cards" in Baltimore are focusing their energies on helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Through Wednesday, workers on the show will be loading...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House."
It's a political satire written and...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:05 AM
For Piper Bateman, 18, her high school breakup was really a breakthrough, garnering the Fallston native more than 2,500 eyeballs on her music video "(Finally) A Refugee" in just two weeks.
Bateman said she wrote the song after she and her high school...
| Nov 10, 2013
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications.
Why not razors?
That's the question posed by a Catonsville firm...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:41 AM
When the Baltimore Rock Opera Society throws a Halloween party, there's "only four requirements," according to BROS member Chuck Green: "beer, butts, theatre (with an 're') and beer."
Enter the Halloweiner Sphinctacular, a BROS benefit co-presented by...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:43 PM
For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility.
The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:56 PM
There's bad journalism, and then, there is bad online, show-biz journalism, which is in a class by itself when it comes to laziness, lack of fact-checking and flatout hack-ocity (I know that's not a word, but it speaks to my anger at the moment)....