| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:47 AM
How long do you have to be a fan of something before you're considered a die-hard?
Llyssa Holmgren, 26, sets the bar high, having attended one of her first science- fiction conventions, Shore Leave, when she was only 6 months old. No wonder she's...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:32 AM
We are supposed to be living in a new golden age of television. But you would never know that from the new series this summer.
Despite months of hype about all the big names like Steven Soderbergh and Halle Berry who were going to be behind and in...
| Jul 11, 2014
The "Saturdays at the Wine Bin" summer outdoor movie series continues with the film "When Harry Met Sally" (rated R) at 9 p.m. July 19 at 8390 Main St. Popcorn and bottled water will be sold to benefit Voices for Children. Information:...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself.
That's not bad when one considers...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:10 AM
The National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, helps communities maintain and revitalize their historic districts and sets 10 performance standards that act as benchmarks for measuring success. These...
| Jul 16, 2014
I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:05 AM
He's just turning 17, but Tommy Flynn is already a seasoned filmmaker. The premier of his third movie, "Sixteen Candles," will be held July 24 at Hereford Volunteer Fire Company's catering facility, Summit Manor.
The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:13 AM
"The Purge: Anarchy" is a good deal bloodier, but also — gulp — a good deal better than its predecessor. Make no mistake, a good "Purge" does not equal a good movie, but the post-apocalyptic thriller is slightly more interesting because it...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:44 AM
If most of us consider it an accomplishment to walk and chew gum at the same time, the Peking Acrobats are way beyond the human norm when it comes to physical dexterity.
They'll demonstrate their extreme feats when appearing at a Columbia Festival of the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:17 AM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment of Michael Bay's $2.6-billion blue-chip franchise about a race of super robot freedom fighters that wear codpieces (to hide the junk under their trunk) and appear fundamentally incapable of not...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:15 PM
One of Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah's bright ideas has evolved into a feature film that will be unveiled worldwide next week.
The project began in 2012 when Kwei-Armah was looking for a way to celebrate his theater's 50th anniversary....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.