| Jun 2, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Programming for open-air festivals is like programming for neighborhood theaters: You've got to know your audience. The Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival almost started a mini-riot one year when organizers decided not to open with "Moonstruck." Never...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
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"...
| Mar 3, 2012
A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie."
Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 2:58 PM
After a brief hiatus, the Hollywood Diner is back in business — but the city has other plans for the downtown eatery.
Baltimore City, which owns the property, has terminated its lease with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
We've got good news and bad news for those clamoring to see how the iconic Baltimore movie "Diner" is adapted into a musical.
First the good news: The show's debut is set.
It will open in San Francisco this fall.
The less good news: Because of the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
News broke the other day that "Diner" the musical would premiere in San Francisco.
The show's producers trumpeted the news with much fanfare, going on and on about their excitement to open the Barry Levinson/Sheryl Crow collaboration -- which is all...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:39 AM
When I was a little girl, I read from an early age. I come from a family of big newspaper readers, and one of the first (and favorite) things I remember reading was the Brown section in the Sunday Sun, so-called because it was sepia in tone. Other kids...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:40 AM
There are a lot of stories I remember reading in The Sun, many of them about sports — the story about Baltimore getting an NFL football team, and the story about the St. Louis Browns moving to Baltimore. But the review of "Diner" is the one that...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 AM
I was just beginning my career at The Sun when the paper (and, yes, it was just a paper then) marked its 150th anniversary. Everything seemed startlingly new to me, and the festivities around May 17, 1987, were a heady part of that.
| May 20, 2012
| 1:28 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The city is looking for someone to operate the Hollywood Diner. The comptroller's office has issued a formal request for a new operator of the property, made famous as a filming location for the Barry Levinson film "Diner."
Late last year, the city...