| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Who's eating where this weekend?It might be a good time to slip over to Frederick, where restaurants will be ramping up for the official start of Frederick Restaurant Week. Anyone got tickets for Esperanza Spalding? Who has a good tip......
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:43 AM
The "Jaws" theme music plays over the Windup Space's sound system as a short, striking young woman stretches out on stage in a shimmering green mermaid costume.
The woman stays very still, until she notices it — a five-foot-...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A man hangs from a rope connected to the beam of a barn, his feet smashing through a wooden crate so he looks like he's cut off at the knees. His wife explains that when he was angered or annoyed, he would go to that spot, get up on a bucket, put a...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 5:46 AM
I seemed to have thrown a Starbucks barista for a loop a couple of weeks ago, when I asked for a slice of pound cake and a glass of skim milk. She asked her co-coffeemaker, "Can we do that?" The other replied, "I guess so."
"How much do we charge for the...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Expect an influx of starchily dressed and municipally minded visitors this weekend, as more than 1,100 elected officials and staff members from around the country descend on Baltimore for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
They'll be chatting about...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:06 PM
The year 1962 might seem like it belongs to a distant era to adults these days. If you're a teenager, though, it's more like prehistoric times.
So learned director Stephanie Williams as she went about staging a revival of the musical "Hairspray," which...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:27 PM
As they have since they first hit town, the nation's mayors were treated to a first-class version of Baltimore Sunday evening — special light-rail cars that breezed past regular riders from downtown to the industrial-chic Clipper Mill complex, where...
| 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"...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 11:58 AM
As the saying goes: I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.
We may have to start wearing face masks to City Council meetings. You might have seen this week that Tom Kiefaber, the combative former owner of the Senator movie theater, announced he...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:49 PM
When Josh Charles first appeared opposite Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" on CBS in 2009, you couldn't help but wonder if this was going to be a breakthrough role for him.
On Thursday, the one-time Baltimore School for the Arts student broke into...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...