| 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...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 10:31 AM
When it comes to pinball, Washington's loss is Baltimore's gain.
The National Pinball Museum, unexpectedly and unceremoniously kicked out of its Georgetown location last summer, opens Jan. 14 next to Power Plant Live. Soon, in addition to checking out...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Baltimore QFest, one of two LGBT film festival set for 2012, will unspool June 21-24 at various locations throughout the city.
Organizers plan to show some 60 feature films, documentaries and shorts during the four-day festival. Where the films will be...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:05 PM
I was fooled by the summer calm of old Lutherville, the Victorian village in Baltimore County that hides behind York Road, the Beltway and Interstate 83. On a cloudy morning, Lutherville's timeless homes seemed to be enjoying a July holiday, with abundant...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Hampden Hi-Fi wrapped up its Roosevelt Park outdoor concert series last Friday, July 27, with what looked to be one of the biggest crowds of its eight-week run, despite the heat.
And while nothing official has been announced, here's hoping organizers...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Kirk McEwen wasn't nervous when he entered the radio booth at Oriole Park last Saturday. The Sykesville resident had been behind a microphone a few thousand times during a long broadcasting career.
But this was different. McEwen was one of 25...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Watching "Hairspray" in a community theater ensures that every local joke will get a knowing laugh. Based on a John Waters movie, this Broadway musical has a lot of fun spoofing Baltimore circa 1962.
There are plenty of provincial laughs in the lively...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Michael Vincent Manieri, a Baltimore City firefighter and medic, died of heart disease Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 40 and lived in Towson.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Parklawn Avenue, he attended Shrine of the Little Flower...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 1:52 PM
The lively new production of the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is another opportunity to consider the deep local roots of this show — and to ponder your preference for it in one medium or another.