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  • Levinson's latest is no Valentine to his hometown

    Levinson's latest is no Valentine to his hometown
    Three decades and more than 25 films into his directing career, and Barry Levinson is still mining his hometown for movie ideas. But his latest film, a horror-mystery about a murderous parasite let loose in the Chesapeake Bay, is about as far removed...
  • Monday closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy

    Monday closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy
    The following cancellations and closures have been announced in anticipation of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy: SCHOOLS * Public schools are closed in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties,...
  • Movie review: 'The Bay'

    Movie review: 'The Bay'
    It's hard to figure which primal fear Barry Levinson doesn't tap into with "The Bay," a horror-thriller in which, it turns out, the problems in the Chesapeake go much deeper than a declining oyster harvest and too much shoreline development. Of course,...
  • When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way

    When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way
    John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent. "I got fought on it, by...
  • Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and David Mamet pool their collective talents in HBO's 'Phil Spector'

    Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and David Mamet pool their collective talents in HBO's 'Phil Spector'
    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...
  • Weed, snow, 'Phil Spector' getting eyeballs

    Weed, snow, 'Phil Spector' getting eyeballs
    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...
  • HBO scores with Pacino as Phil Spector in Barry Levinson production

    HBO scores with Pacino as Phil Spector in Barry Levinson production
    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. That enough...
  • Sophie Kerr Prize event moved to Baltimore

    Sophie Kerr Prize event moved to Baltimore
    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...
  • Barry Levinson: Art Modell's gift to Baltimore

    Barry Levinson: Art Modell's gift to Baltimore
    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....
  • A man who stands between kids and gangs

    A man who stands between kids and gangs
    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....
  • Ravens' owner Art Modell was no friend of Baltimore

    Ravens' owner Art Modell was no friend of Baltimore
    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...
  • William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member

    William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member
    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...