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Barry Levinson

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  • Looking back at 'Diner,' 30 years later

    Looking back at 'Diner,' 30 years later
    Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner." Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
  • Joan Jett's Orioles' love letter (and other celeb O's fans)

    Joan Jett's Orioles' love letter (and other celeb O's fans)
    We all know singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Joan Jett loves Rock and Roll; she’s proclaimed that plenty of times since her breakout hit in 1982. She also has proclaimed her love for the Orioles for years. It’s hard to forget when she...
  • A look at Werner's on its 50th Anniversary

     
    This unsigned article is from the Baltimore Sun archives -- RG From the Baltimore Sun, January 16, 2000 WERNER'S restaurant is enjoying mid-life. For 50 years, the 111-seat operation at 231 E. Redwood St. has fed the city's bankers, brokers and......
  • Werner's restaurant closing tomorrow

     
    And then there were none.Werner's luncheonette, a downtown fixture since 1950, is slated to close for good on Friday, April 15.Coming just a few months after the demise of Burke's restaurant, the closing of Werner's creates an icon-free space in......
  • Best 'theme' for the Inner Harbor: the water

    Best 'theme' for the Inner Harbor: the water
    Jim Rouse's "festival market place" concept for the Inner Harbor, with retail pavilions and entertainment venues, brought with it the retail industry's pattern of re-branding and call for entertaining with ever new "attractions." This put the harbor...
  • Ultimate Baltimore 2011: Best of the City results

    Ultimate Baltimore 2011: Best of the City results
    BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
  • Werner's serves up its last lunch Friday

    Werner's serves up its last lunch Friday
    Werner's luncheonette, a downtown fixture since 1950 that was a gathering spot for politicians and lawyers as well as office workers and citizens serving jury duty, is closing Friday. Coming just a few months after the demise of Burke's restaurant, the...
  • Dr. Norman I. Zipper, optometrist

    Dr. Norman I. Zipper, optometrist
    Dr. Norman I. Zipper, a retired Baltimore optometrist active in the Jewish community, died of renal failure May 12 at his Pikesville home. He was 89. Born in East Baltimore and raised on South Ann Street, he was a 1940 City College graduate. As a young...
  • Editorial: Not alarming

    The coming of the Internet Age dramatically changed the world of criticism. It used to be that anyone who had a fascination with the movies would wait until their newspaper, or some other print publication, decided to write about a new movie. As...
  • Heading back down Route 66

    Baltimoreans and Marylanders have become blase about actors being in their midst, along with bellowing directors, film crews, blocked-off streets filled with Hollywood's iconic caravans of trucks, trailers and spotlights, and sidewalks choked with zig-...
  • Best Thanksgiving movie line ever -- "You cut the turkey without me?!"

    Best Thanksgiving movie line ever -- "You cut the turkey without me?!"
    Leading up to the big Diner reunion on Dec. 10, The Charles is showing a retrospective of Barry Levinson's "Baltimore films." The screenings begin on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, with "Avalon "(1990).  Ask 10 people what their favorite moment from the...
  • Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive

     Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive
    It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks. But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years. And...