| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:41 PM
The press are supposed to be non-partisan and used to all this, but every once in a while...
When Meryl Streep was announced as the (somewhat) surprise winner of the Best Actress Oscar, the journalists here assembled gasped, applauded and were pretty...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:54 AM
It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture.
But through a series of doors...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:40 AM
In years past, Sima Blue would never have dreamed of stocking her Green Spring Station boutique with ivory sheath dresses, cream lace blazers and eggshell pleated skirts this late in the season.
But times are changing.
With major designers including...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 2:55 PM
With her 20th novel, "The Beginner's Goodbye," about to be released, Baltimore novelist Anne Tyler is already hard at work on her 21st — a "sprawling family saga that goes on and on and on" that she'll be writing backward, beginning with the ending....
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Am backstage at the Oscars, waiting for the winners to come back and start saying something entertaining. Got to have a quick word with Baltimore's own Stacy Keibler as she walked the red carpet. Octavia Spencer's acceptance was wonderfully emotional;...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:42 AM
Actor William H. Macy, will offer a bit of Hollywood glamour to a documentary about his home state.
According to the Cumberland Times-News, Macy is going to appear in the Maryland Public Television production "Our Town," which takes a look at...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Miss Maryland, you did us proud.
Sunday night in Las Vegas, 27-year-old Nana Meriwether, from Potomac, finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. The title went to Miss Rhode Island, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo.
Clearly, Meriwether didn't lose...
| 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......
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:41 AM
"All Hobbits share a love of things that grow," writes Bilbo Baggins at the beginning of the latest Blu-ray release of "The Fellowship of the Ring." If that's true, the little folks of Middle Earth will go gaga over the new "The Lord of the Rings: The...