| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Over the course of 24 years, Signature Theatre has given 42 premieres, 18 of them musicals. This commitment to new work cannot be praised enough, even if it's hard to summon much enthusiasm for the 18th of those musicals, "Beaches."
This piece is based...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Marion Morris Mauk, a World War II-era journalist who, after her children were enrolled in school, began a freelance career that saw her writing on a wide variety of subjects, from black studies to a Seattle-area movie chain, died March 8 at her home in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Does this house look familiar? Participating in "The Miracle on 34th Street" is a privilege a few friends and I have had for the past two years. Boh and Utz are pretty cute, right?
There was a new addition to the display for 2013 — painted...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
This weekend, Baltimore moviegoers will get their first look at "The Monuments Men," the long-awaited film by director and actor George Clooney about the Allied effort during World War II to recover thousands of priceless artworks looted by the Nazis...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:30 AM
You will not be the least surprised that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a hit on its hand with "Sci-Fi Spectacular," a pops program this weekend featuring the inimitable George Takei. If you don't have tickets for the remaining performances, beam...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A leading Democratic lawmaker says the O'Malley administration isn't doing enough to keep the popular Netflix drama "House of Cards" in Maryland.
State Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer, chairman of the Budget and Taxation Committee, has introduced a bill that...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Feb 21, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 23
'Bay Day' Environmental event The Robinson Nature Center's first annual "Bay Day" will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Event highlights the culture, history, food and natural resources of the bay...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:30 PM
After 15 years at the Charles Theatre, the Maryland Film Festival will be moving into new digs in May.
The operators of the Charles, James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen Cusack Lyon, chose not to rent their five-screen facility...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Normally, I get neither sad nor particularly sentimental when celebrities die. But I'm really bent out of shape about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose.
According to friends, Mr. Hoffman had been living drug-free...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Some final tidbits from backstage at the Oscars 2014:
-- Spike Jonze, clutching his Original Screenplay Oscar for “Her,” said he wasn’t necessarily foretelling the future with his film about a lonely man who falls in love and carries...