| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:42 AM
Shoppers who think the biggest surprise about Towson's Surprise Shop is that it's been in business for 50 years — which admittedly is a long time for a consignment shop — haven't met the group of volunteers that run this eclectic and...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Single Carrot Theatre, the zesty venture by a bunch of buddies from the University of Colorado who decided to cultivate a company in Baltimore, now has something it has long desired — a permanent roof over its head.
This week's inauguration of a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The good vibrations inside Single Carrot Theatre's new home in Remington are infectious — all the more apt considering that the inaugural production is called "The Flu Season."
Stepping into the venue, which once housed a tire repair shop, is a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Officially, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 season opened last week. Musically, I'd say it really got going last night, when the ensemble kicked into high gear to deliver sterling performances of works by Leonard Bernstein and Maurice Ravel....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:25 PM
The current 2nd Star production of "Little Shop of Horrors" is a neatly timed early Halloween treat for the family that ranks well among the three recent offerings of this play in our area, including Infinity Theatre's professional version two seasons...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Yesterday I sent out this tweet: "Just waved through a singular 'they.' Pound sand, sticklers."
The singular they was in a sentence on The Sun's editorial page: "Although experts say only a tiny proportion of seriously mentally ill people ever resort to...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The last pope to take the name Benedict, before the one who made history this month announcing plans to retire, assumed his duties a few weeks after the outbreak of World War I.
As Christmas 1914 approached, Benedict XV, who described the war as “...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Baltimore County's homeless survey first asks for a name, but it makes that answer optional. The second question is, "Where did you spend last night?"
Replies, which often came in hushed tones Thursday as the one-day survey was conducted, included a...
| Aug 4, 2011
Families that grew up with musical theater over the last 25 years will instantly recognize the face on the large banner over the doors at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. It is Emile Bayard's illustration of the waif Cosette from Victor Hugo's French novel,...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 7:59 PM
For as long as he can remember, Joachim Mattox's mood has fluxuated between manic and depressed, a mental roller coaster made more difficult because of addiction issues and a lack of family support.
"They've made it very hard for me to open up, to trust,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:31 AM
For years, constant voices in his head led him to believe he was the target of a sinister plot, and pushed him to abuse alcohol and crack cocaine.
"I really needed something to calm almost a beast inside of me," said Raymond Stuart Reed, 45, a Relay...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 10:13 AM
In its presentation of "Aladdin," Ballet Theatre of Maryland has again shown that stories gain enchantment when told through dance. Artistic director Dianna Cuatto and her dancers found large, enthusiastic audiences in three inspired performances last...