| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Sportswriters inevitably get the question: How do you cover teams you once loved as a fan?
The standard answer is that you stop rooting for the jersey and start rooting for the best story. That’s true to a point but incomplete. It’s near...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the works in your nearest library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom intentionally attended the 85th Academy Awards wearing his father-in-law's tuxedo, the one with the tiny tear in one leg.
The music journalist chose not to mend the small rip. He figured it would keep him grounded if the...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Ever wanted to make like you won an Oscar without having to do anything like actually act in a movie?
Area awards-show fans will get their chance Friday when one of the real statuettes makes a stop at Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- part of an 11-city...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Ravens have been fixtures on national television shows since winning Super Bowl XLVII a month ago.
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones will be “Dancing with the Stars.” Head coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco, the Super Bowl MVP,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will kick off the 66th Festival de Cannes, organizers announced today.
"It is a great honor for all those who have worked on 'The Great Gatsby' to open the Cannes Film Festival," Luhrmann said in a...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Christina Spearman dug out her best high school formal gown, took the day off work and headed down to the Inner Harbor on Friday morning to realize the dream of a lifetime.
She was getting an Oscar.
OK, that's a stretch. What she was actually getting,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which has slipped back into deficit territory partly because of pension fund obligations, has planned a concert to do something about that.
The program has what should be a big draw -- music by celebrated film...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:09 AM
I pay no more attention to the Academy Awards than to the Miss America pageant and other reality shows, but the heavy-breathing coverage of the Academy Awards sometimes sparks a faint interest.
This from Slate:
Now that Ben Affleck’s Iran...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today.
Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I watched Sunday's Oscars hoping that this year they would be better. I have heard that viewers are decreasing yearly. It is no mystery why. The Oscars are supposed to be the entertainment industry's highest award, yet we are continually exposed to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Sunday night, many Americans watched the Academy Awards; celebrating Hollywood's finest, analyzing red carpet entrances, and critiquing stars' fashion choices. For a few hours we are offered a glimpse into a world of glitter and wealth foreign to most...