| Sep 12, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Whew. 2011's Hampdenfest is all over but the healing. And by healing, I'm talking my own personal recovery from a vicious mix of hangover, sunburn and what I like to call festival chafe.
The rains paused while Hampden's annual neighborhood festival...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Jonette Butler wants something understood: Balticon is not a comic book convention.
"It's nothing like a comic book convention," said the chairwoman of this weekend's Balticon 45, which started Thursday and will run nearly continuously through 4 p.m....
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and other superheroes have flown across so many movie screens in recent years that it's enough to give an air traffic controller a headache. The latest such do-gooder, "Green Lantern," does not even fly as high as a...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:14 AM
After 400 million books sold and $2 billion at the box office, the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II," opened at midnight July 15 at the Hollywood Theatre.
Not since "Spider-Man 2" premiered in 2004 had the theater on Oregon...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:56 AM
After convincing his mostly preschool audience to chant, "Dance, Kinderman, dance" a few times, John Taylor pretended to timidly oblige.
But he cleverly surprised his young spectators when he flamboyantly cocked his right hip and unleashed a sample of...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 12:54 PM
As expected, "The Hunger Games" is killing at the box office this weekend, taking in more than $68 million in the first day of ticket sales. Estimates for the entire weekend range around $140 million as might be expected with the off-the-charts pre-...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Riley William Davis, whose sunny personality and quick wit sustained him and his family through his four-year battle with leukemia, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. He was 13.
Diagnosed with cancer at 9, Riley's life was turned upside...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 12:25 PM
A man in black wields an enormous hollow cross packed with phony handguns while checking out Barnes & Noble's graphic-novel racks. A futuristic Marie Antoinette, in a regal gown with bared cleavage and midriff, balances a huge rectangular headpiece with...
| Aug 14, 2009
Take away the boardwalk fries, the crowded streets, the saltwater taffy, the "I'm With Stupid" T-shirts, and what do you have?
Pocomoke River State Park.
Granted, there are some other trade-offs involved in swapping Ocean City for the greater Pocomoke...
| Jul 17, 2008
Dewey Hammond says his job is harder than it sounds.
It's difficult to believe the Loyola Blakefield alum and Ravens blogger when he recounts a boxing match he attended at the Playboy Mansion in June, or when he talks about hanging out with Buffalo Bills...
| Apr 9, 2009
| 4:22 PM
At a time when upscale mac 'n' cheese is one of the trendiest foods around, guest poster Owl Meat brings us back to earth with his insightful examination of the original version. EL Don't hurry, puff and wheeze, there's a......
| Apr 2, 2009
By the time Dan Deacon released Spiderman of the Rings, his 2007 national critical breakthrough, he had already established himself as a manic performer.
His reputation stretched well beyond his base in Baltimore. The success of the album, which garnered...