| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play —not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer.
"It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:49 AM
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:54 AM
What a great weekend: HBO sent a screener for "Phil Spector," a made-for-TV movie about the legendary music producer, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren. Barry Levinson is the executive producer, with David Mamet as writer and director.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:00 PM
After a two-year detour to New York City, the ceremony to announce the winner of the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, will be held in Baltimore this year.
The decision marks the second time in three years...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:37 PM
There is joy in Charm City. The Baltimore Ravens are the champions of the football world. Tuesday, upon the Ravens' return from the Super Bowl in New Orleans, hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets of Baltimore and filled the football stadium....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Sometimes, Richard "Rico" White says, parents get so strung out and desperate that they push their kids to join gangs to guarantee a supply of drugs. The kids go along, White says, but most don't want any part of the gang life.
That's where he comes in....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Contrary to Barry Levinson's assertion that former Ravens owner Art Modell made Baltimore's Super Bowl victory possible, Modell was the reason we didn't get an expansion team ("Art Modell's great gift," Feb. 7).
According to former Sun sportswriter John...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
When it comes to bringing his "Diner" to Broadway, Barry Levinson is feeling a serious sense of deja vu.
As detailed in a recent New York Times article, "Diner" is among a number of shows that have had their projected openings pushed back, thanks to a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The musical version of Barry Levinson's "Diner," the much-admired 1982 movie about longtime buddies in Baltimore, is going to take longer to reach Broadway. The previously scheduled April 10 opening has been postponed until the fall, the New York Times...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 5:31 PM
"Some mistakes we never stop paying for." — Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, in "The Natural," the 1984 Barry Levinson film based on the Bernard Malamud novel.
The announcement of Ray Lewis' retirement and his team's breathtaking run to...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Gertrude Brownstein, who worked for eight decades in grocery and department stores and later in a family-owned auction business, died of cancer Dec. 18 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 100 and lived in Owings Mills.
Gertrude Fishbone was born...