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Editing duties in back-to-back tragedies -- a deadly train derailment and a school shooting -- have kept me from regular postings, but I did want to note a promising new book by local author Laura Amy Schlitz. Today, Candlewick Press releases "Splendors...
Tags: Awards and Prizes
The Baltimore SunIt was Baltimore steaming hot even after the sun set, and I didn't get to see the big street protest scene that I came to see filmed for "House of Cards." But after two hours Wednesday night of standing around on Centre Street with about 40 others,...
Tags: Netflix Inc., Georgetown, Mount Vernon, Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara
"You must be rich." A grandfather who asked where I lived told me this, straight out. We were at the B&O Railroad Museum playground in Baltimore with our preschoolers, mine a grandnephew. I had unwisely confessed to living in Manhattan. After leaving...
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
A new production of Charles Dickens' masterpiece of tragicomedy, "David Copperfield," will be presented at Harford Christian School on Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. An encore Dessert Theater presentation of the drama is set for the next day, Saturday, May 19,...
Tags: David Copperfield, Germany, Concerts, Music, Drama (genre)
Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile. He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...
Deck the halls with boughs of holly. That's the resounding chorus which will be heard throughout West Friendship when the students and staff of West Friendship Elementary top off the holiday season with an all school sing-a-long Friday, Dec. 23 at 2:45 p....
Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Music, Tameka Cottle, New Year's Day
Today's Google doodle honors Charles Dickens on his birthday. On the letters, you can see characters such as Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol" (one of my favorite works, in all forms, including the movie Scrooged and the Mr. Magoo cartoon). I always...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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