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Academy Awards

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  • Bidding farewell to Ed Reed, the most interesting, entertaining athlete in Baltimore

    Bidding farewell to Ed Reed, the most interesting, entertaining athlete in Baltimore
    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...
  • Book adaptations are big winners at Oscars

    Book adaptations are big winners at Oscars
    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-...
  • Former Baltimorean's article inspired Oscar-winning documentary

    Former Baltimorean's article inspired Oscar-winning documentary
    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...
  • Oscar coming to Baltimore Friday

    Oscar coming to Baltimore Friday
    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...
  • What the? Dennis Pitta's on 'Fashion Police' tonight?

    What the? Dennis Pitta's on 'Fashion Police' tonight?
    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,...
  • Books on the big screen -- 'Great Gatsby' to launch Cannes film festival

    Books on the big screen -- 'Great Gatsby' to launch Cannes film festival
    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...
  • Oscar, welcome to Charm City

    Oscar, welcome to Charm City
    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,...
  • John Williams to conduct Baltimore Symphony in musicians' pension fund benefit

    John Williams to conduct Baltimore Symphony in musicians' pension fund benefit
    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...
  • What has Ben Affleck got above his fireplace?

    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...
  • Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today

    Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today
    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...
  • Songs about 'boobs'? No wonder people don't watch the Oscars

    Songs about 'boobs'? No wonder people don't watch the Oscars
    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...
  • What 'Argo' tells us about America today

    What 'Argo' tells us about America today
    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...