| 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...
| Jan 29, 2009
Days after the city offered to save the Senator Theatre by turning it into a nonprofit business, owner Tom Kiefaber said he is working with the mayor's office to finalize the deal "as soon as possible."
But gaining nonprofit status would likely mean...
| Dec 12, 2008
In a current country song, Jamey Johnson sings the refrain, "You should have seen it in color," referring to a grandfather's vivid memories of times past captured in black-and-white photographs.
Like those old photos, most documents of the legendary...
| Feb 8, 2004
Nov. 23 - The Hippodrome Theatre, designed by Thomas W. Lamb, opens with a vaudeville show featuring jugglers, comics and four elephants. The 3,000-seat theater, the city's largest, cost about $225,000.
The Hippodrome becomes affiliated...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Not many people expected Ang Lee to take home the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards last month for Life of Pi. He's defying expectations yet again with his follow-up project, a pilot for FX called Tyrant, scheduled to shoot this summer. Tyrant...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Don Bankhead, a retired police captain and former mayor, filed the papers Wednesday to run for the Fullerton City Council, which he was booted from in June after a recall election in the city. The effort was sparked by the anger in the city after the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:54 AM
A personally distraught mid-19th-century New York investigator (played by Tom Weston-Jones) is the main character in this drama, from executive producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, that's garnered a lot of attention from its BBC America run.
| Nov 8, 2012
*** (out of four)
“It’s on me! Is it on me? I can feel something crawling on me!”
If those words are going through your mind at the sight of the creepy little parasite thingies in “The Bay,” that makes two of us....
| Nov 8, 2012
It was only a matter of time before the found-footage craze drew a bona-fide name-brand Hollywood filmmaker into its vortex.
"The Bay" is directed by Oscar-winning Barry Levinson, known for his long-standing connection to the city of Baltimore through...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival will debut genre movies from Barry Levinson, Rob Zombie and Martin McDonagh, among others, for the Midnight Madness portion of its festival, which runs from Sept. 6-16.
Programmed by TIFF's resident genre expert...