| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:18 PM
A "lost" landscape thought to have been painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir will go on the auction block Sept. 29 on behalf of the Baltimore-born woman who purchased the artwork at a West Virginia flea market for $7.
"Paysage Bords de Seine," a 6-inch by...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:37 PM
If you want to see the finest new drama of the TV year, tune in BBC America at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the opener of "The Hour," a six-week series starring Dominic West, of "The Wire,"and Romola Garai, of "Emma."
He plays a hard-to-read establishment...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:18 AM
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic...
| Aug 12, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....
| Oct 25, 2010
| 12:16 PM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
Liam Neeson, who acted with "Hangover" star Bradley Cooper in "The A-Team," has jumped into the role of the Thailand tattoo artist that had been planned for Mel Gibson in " The Hangover 2." Non-"Hangover" Neeson...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:47 PM
"The altitude's kinda giving me a bit of a headache. Does anyone got (an), Aspen?"
Oh, Steven Tyler. It was so funny I forgot to laugh.
"American Idol" travels to Aspen, Colo., for the first time, where we learn about Rocky Mountain Oysters and...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 7:15 AM
While the War of 1812 might be known as "America's Forgotten War" elsewhere, that's definitely not the case in Baltimore and Maryland. Our obsession with all things 1812 is one of the regional characteristics so pronounced that it is lampooned in "The...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:46 PM
I have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success.
Racism is a complicated and...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• The power of Matt Drudge:...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 4:22 AM
My colleague Dan Rodricks sends news of a cooking teacher, lecturer and author who will be on Dan's WYPR radio show, Midday, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. His name is Giuliano Bugialli, and Dan can personally vouch for the guy's way......
| Sep 21, 2010
| 4:22 PM
No matter what your approach to cooking, this weekend's Baltimore Book Festival has you covered. To give you an idea of the range of offerings, at noon Sunday, chef Galen Sampson of The Dogwood in Hampden will do a cooking......
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...