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  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Staff Q&A: Who will the Oscars overlook?

    Staff Q&A: Who will the Oscars overlook?
    The Academy Award nominations will be announced Jan. 24. So we asked staff who most deserves a nod but will likely be ignored by the Academy. The dinosaur in"The Tree of Life."It was a tough decision, but he did the right thing. Luke Broadwater,...
  • Oscar Sweepstakes Official Rules

    Oscars Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Baltimore Sun's Oscars Contest ("Sweepstakes") starts at 4:00 pm ET on Monday, February 6, 2012 and ends at 1:00 pm ET...
  • Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?

    Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?
    He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in "The Artist." But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in...
  • It's a Pawscar for Uggie the dog

    It's a Pawscar for Uggie the dog
    While "The Artist" is expected to do well at the Feb. 26 Oscars, the film has some new hardware for the mantle courtesy of its four-legged cast member. Uggie won a Pawscar. The Jack Russell terrier took home the prize on Thursday (Feb. 9) for "Best Scene...
  • Viola Davis goes natural

    Viola Davis goes natural
    Oscar nominee Viola Davis is featured on the cover of the February issue of the LA Times Magazine. While the article focuses on her work as an actor, mentor and soon-to-be producer, I think the real story is her hair — her natural hair. In a four-...
  • Obit recalls the Duchess of Windsor's tangled Baltimore family tree

    When the film "The King's Speech" won four Academy Awards last year, it opened a floodgate of curiosity about Baltimore's Wallis Warfield Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor. As Baltimore's go-to person on matters regarding the duchess, I have given more...
  • Hooked on fish, Parkton boy, 11, writes how-to book

    Hooked on fish, Parkton boy, 11, writes how-to book
    A North County author did plenty of research for a book that is now available on  Amazon.com  in paperback book form or as a download to a Kindle. The book might have come out sooner, but the author had to stop working on it because he had to do his...
  • 'Harpejji' gaining traction in music world

    'Harpejji' gaining traction in music world
    It looks a little bit like a body board, and it does ride the waves — sound waves, that is. Meet the harpejji, a fretted string instrument invented and built in the Baltimore area. Coldplay bought one. A.R. Rahman, who composed the score to...
  • Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks

    Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks
    Nick Caloyianis has cheated death by shark at least twice in his career as an award-winning underwater videographer. Somewhere in his basement are the jaws of a bull shark that almost tore off his foot in 1993. And sitting in his neatly manicured...
  • Celebrity fragrances: Taylor Swift, Fergie, Khloe & Lamar get into parfum

    Celebrity fragrances: Taylor Swift, Fergie, Khloe & Lamar get into parfum
    Derek Jeter has two. Britney Spears? Ten. Beyoncé, Antonio Banderas, Sarah Jessica Parker? They’re all part of the club. Yes, we’re talking celebrity fragrances, which have recently reached new levels of saturation (figuratively and literally...
  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...