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Academy Awards

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  • Obit recalls the Duchess of Windsor's tangled Baltimore family tree

    When the film "The King's Speech" won four Academy Awards last year, it opened a floodgate of curiosity about Baltimore's Wallis Warfield Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor. As Baltimore's go-to person on matters regarding the duchess, I have given more...
  • Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton

    Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton
    The 19th-century stone mansion for sale on Elkton's Main Street offers an impressive list of features: numerous bedrooms and baths, as well as six fireplaces. But there's much more: a fully appointed wedding chapel filled with decades of memories —...
  • 'Diner' cast members join Barry Levinson at anniversary celebration

    Sherry Korsover waited 51 years for her Forest Park High classmate, Barry Levinson, to sign her yearbook. "I was so in love with you," she told a smiling Levinson Saturday night, as about 800 "Diner" fans came to Johns Hopkins University to celebrate the...
  • Breakouts

    Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method' You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
  • Catonsville resident closing out term as president of national group of audiologists and speech pathologists

    Catonsville resident closing out term as president of national group of audiologists and speech pathologists
    On Nov. 17, Paul Rao will stand at a podium in front of about 3,000 people in San Diego and give a 20-minute speech that signals the beginning of the end of his one-year term as president. The Catonsville resident said he won't have butterflies. Rao...
  • 'Diner' cast and crew re-uniting in Baltimore

    'Diner' cast and crew re-uniting in Baltimore
    Director Barry Levinson and cast members from his breakthrough 1982 hit "Diner" will re-unite in Baltimore next month for conversations and screenings in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. The centerpiece of the celebration will be a Dec. 10...
  • Giving Steve Carell the boot in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

    Both have already given at "The Office," but Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer have more to offer movie-lovers in the digital domain this month. Carell's romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and Fischer's single-mom drama "A Little Help" arrive separately...
  • Fairness for Eastern Shore chicken farmers

    Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...
  • Chinese ballet finds 'Art' on a more modern footing

    Chinese ballet finds 'Art' on a more modern footing
    Someone once said that ballet and modern dance would merge when a contemporary dancer donned toe shoes and ballerinas went barefoot. Well, that did happen in an Alvin Ailey piece years ago, and it was evident again last week in the dance kickoff of...
  • Obama wakes the conservative 'bear'

    Obama wakes the conservative 'bear'
    "You woke thebears! Why did you do that?" That's from one of my favorite scenes in "Anchorman." In the Oscar-robbed film, Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) loudly leaps into a bear pit to rescue his girlfriend and then falsely blames her for waking...
  • Video: 10 lessons learned from the 'J. Edgar' movie trailer

    Video: 10 lessons learned from the 'J. Edgar' movie trailer
    Clint Eastwood's latest film, "J. Edgar," due out Nov. 9, is a biopic on FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). Here's what the film's trailer revealed. 1. Leonardo DiCaprio loves him some accents: He's done Boston ("The Departed")...
  • 'The Help' gets big boost from Viola Davis

    A face can make a movie work. As a black maid employed by a white family in Mississippi in 1963, Viola Davis has such a quietly intense face that it says all that needs to be said in "The Help." Having grown up under Jim Crow laws, this maid named...