| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Should state legislators fail to offer enough tax incentives to keep Frank Underwood and his "House of Cards" gang filming happily in Maryland, D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Orange has a helpful suggestion.
How about filming in Washington? Seeing as...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors.
Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...
| Mar 16, 2014
Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days.
The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...
| Mar 16, 2014
Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window — and no one made a peep.
The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Lord and Lady Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, made an appearance. So did their daughters, the ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil, along with Carson, the butler, and assorted lady's maids, valets and footmen. When fans of "Downton Abbey" were invited...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Actor Woody Harrelson, known for his characters in the TV show "Cheers" and movies such as "No Country for Old Men" and "The Hunger Games," has a new role: landlord of Fells Point's Inn at the Black Olive.
The celebrity joined John "Jack" Dwyer,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes.
The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Prepare to be thrilled, Baltimore. The Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is coming to town.
Mansour Abdessadok, 30, of Montpellier, France, is a part of the action, traveling the world as a mime, the main character in the Cirque du Soleil show,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Joel Haddock and Chris Klimas regularly have, what they call, a "date night." No dinner. No movie. Nothing like that. To them, "date night" is working on a personal project — Twofold Secret, an independent gaming studio the two founded in 2010.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:45 AM
I stopped paying much attention to Lifetime after the cable channel branded itself “Television for Women” in the 1990s and started offering exploitative made-for-TV movies like the 1997 production of “My Stepson, My Lover” with...
| Mar 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Wayne Shipley returned to Chesapeake Arts Center last weekend to host the premiere of his second independent Western film, "Day of the Gun."
Before his filmmaking career, Shipley taught English and theater arts for 30 years at Andover and North County...