| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring?
The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:36 AM
WEATHER: Rainy, with a high near 76. Tuesday night is expected to be rainy, with a low around 67.
TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning’s issues.
Harford County confronts deaths of four officers: Harford County law...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2012
We'll always have the Milton Inn.
The northern Baltimore County classic still delivers all of the tradition and perks diners want from a fine-dining, special-occasion restaurant. On any given night, the Milton Inn experience unfolds in six dining rooms...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:22 PM
1) From the Economist's Gullliver blog on business travel, this post on the increasing practice in Great Britain of tacking service charges on the restaurant bill. The comments are fun to read (and you thought we were cranky) -- nineteen......
| Feb 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here is Bucky's take on the latest episode of "The Amazing Race": Here we are, back with the second half of the first leg of Amazing Race: Loser Alumni Association. I expect a lot of page views this week, because......
| Apr 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports on last night's American Idol, which was songs from the movies, but should have been "[Most of] the Contestants Ignore Jimmy Iovine.":Did you hear? Pia got eliminated last week! I know, like, whoa. If I can summarize some......