| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:28 AM
Sara Beck knows that people are curious. The Nashville based singer-songwriter, currently on tour with Kevin Costner's band Modern West, is used to being asked the question.
"People want to know if he's actually any good," says Beck of the Oscar...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:09 AM
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")...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Growing up in Annapolis, Tim and Trevor White were hardly inseparable.
Each brother had his own set of friends and pursued his own interests: Trevor discovered a passion for film early on, while Tim seemed more adrift. But recently, a shared commitment...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:36 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2011
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...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 1:29 PM
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.
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Angela Tiburzi, who made men's suits for four decades, died of cancer April 25 at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 86 and lived in Rosedale.
Born Angela DiMarco in Baltimore and raised on Highlandtown's Eaton Street, she attended Our Lady of Pompei...