| Sep 24, 2011
Dolores "Jackie" Dunphy, who celebrated her 85th birthday last month, is a dancer by heart. Born Aug. 19, 1926 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dolores lived in Baltimore near Patterson Park with her parents, a sister and a brother. She attended school at St....
| Oct 25, 2011
| 8:45 AM
The McRib, which debuted in 1981, returned on Tuesday. How much do you know about the McRib?
1) The McRib has done more farewell tours than a) Phish b) the Doobie Brothers c) Marlene Dietrich d) all of the above e) cannot be determined
2) The McRib, in...
| Oct 30, 2009
Lorien Hotel and Spa, 1600 King St., Alexandria, Va. Tel. 877-956-7436, lorienhotelandspa.com. Spa luxuries and cool minimalism, nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Rooms start at $220.
Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 202-342-...
| May 26, 2002
Second in an occasional series
NEW YORK -- No doubt John Waters meant it fondly when he quipped: "Come to Baltimore and be shocked."
Now his vision of 1960s Baltimore is headed to Broadway, where, with the help of a team of designers, the musical...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Sometime between Melanie Griffith as "Working Girl" and Hillary Clinton as presidential contender, the pantsuit retired from the ranks of high fashion, as well as from most women's closets.
Make room for its resurgence. Pantsuits commanded designer...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Lawrence Wright, the author of "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief" appeared on "The Colbert Report" Thursday night to talk about his book. But before he could get there, Stephen Colbert bgean grilling the Pulitzer Prize...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:33 AM
Actress Marlene Dietrich, left, with Dr. Mario Ungara, Italian Consul, who was delegated to accept the Best Foreign Language award for "The Walls of Malapaga" at the 1951 Academy Awards....
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:54 AM
Actress Marlene Dietrich and promoter Michael Todd arrive at the Egyptian Theater for the premiere of "Oklahoma!" The movie was filmed on Todd's widescreen Todd-AO process....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:04 AM
"That pianola sure brings back memories," says Orson Welles, entranced by Marlene Dietrich's bordello background music in "Touch of Evil." A few moments of this scene pop up on somebody's television in "Not Fade Away," the wry feature film debut by...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 11:35 AM
In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...