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  • 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,...
  • In a word: frowzy

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: FROWZY Arising obscurely in British regional...
  • Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early

    Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early
    The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events. And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
  • Howard County's Women of Good Taste

    Howard County's Women of Good Taste
    Working with food isn't a job for sissies. One must be innovative, artistic, competitive, patient, flexible and competent. The hours are long and the competition stiff. Sacrifice? Required. Taking risks? Also required. How does one succeed against such...
  • Dennis Hockman: Home ownership as an act of pride and community-building

    Dennis Hockman: Home ownership as an act of pride and community-building
    A decade ago, it was wildly popular for real estate experts, elected government officials and professional opinionists to claim that homeownership was patriotic. Today, post-housing bubble, claims that renting a place to live is the smarter value have...
  • Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup

    Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup
    The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
  • Obama caved on air quality standards

    I couldn't agree more with Rena Steinzor's commentary on air pollution ("Breathing uneasily," Sept. 8). President Obama's decision to reject his own Environmental Protection Agency's recommendation to strengthen air quality standards for ozone is a bad...
  • 'Christmas Carol' classic brought to life by Pasadena Theatre Company

    It's time to kindle our Christmas spirits by catching a performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" — a classic that first appeared in 1843 and is now a perennial theater favorite each holiday season. Pasadena Theatre Company is renewing...
  • Former county historian turns to city's past in book of historical photos

    Former county historian turns to city's past in book of historical photos
    Long before Towson resident John McGrain became the historian for Baltimore County, he began taking photographs of Baltimore City. He took his first photo 65 years ago, said McGrain, who was the unofficial county historian for years before he became the...
  • From Baltimore to Broadway to Hollywood

    Over the years, many noted actors, such as Mildred Natwick, Edward Everett Horton, Mildred Dunnock, Charley Chase, Francis X. Bushman, Anita Gillette and Josh Charles, have hailed from Baltimore, and their paths to stardom often began by treading the...
  • In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery

    In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery
    When one of Charles Dickens' characters said, "The law is an ass," he could easily have been referring to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that makes it practically impossible for the state to prosecute legislators for taking bribes —...
  • Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings

    Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings
    Baltimore County school leaders disregarded advice from state officials and forged ahead to overhaul the teaching of English, spending more than $5 million over the past few years to buy textbooks that mostly sit unused and to rewrite a curriculum that...