| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:32 AM
The last time Buzz Cusack gave the Baltimore Messenger a tour of the Senator Theatre was in December 2012, six months after it closed for renovations. The single-screen theater's auditorium was stripped bare.
"There wasn't really anything to show you....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Sadly, The Force may be of no help here...
A massive sand dune, racing across the Tunisian desert at some 15 meters a year, is threatening the Tatooine village of Mos Espa -- or at least the movie set that doubled for a young Anakin Skywalker's...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
As a kid, Dean Storm would create stop motion animation featuring G.I. Joe characters and make animated action flip movies on bus pass booklets.
"I wanted to be like Dawson on 'Dawson's Creek,'" he said. Storm, who lived in Canton for seven years...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:05 AM
With summertime officially here, Ellicott City is alive with outdoor activities.
Located in the downtown district's historic 1930 firehouse, the Wine Bin hosts an annual free summer movie series every Saturday night at 9 p.m. The fun starts a half...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which has slipped back into deficit territory partly because of pension fund obligations, has planned a concert to do something about that.
The program has what should be a big draw -- music by celebrated film...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Somewhere along the line, Hal Cummings came up with the slogan "Have Pipes, Will Travel."
That's no exaggeration. On St. Patrick's Day in particular, Cummings, a Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy line officer as well as a master bagpipe player,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Letting out roars that must have been audible in Ocean City, the capacity crowd at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall rewarded film composer John Williams with ovation after ovation Tuesday night, each louder than the one before.
It was an extraordinary and moving...
| Jun 1, 2013
John Williams has won just about everything there is to win in the music industry, including a slew of Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and no less than five Academy Awards — his record of 48 Oscar nominations is second only to Walt Disney.
| May 1, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Excitement is building for this weekend's release of "Marvel's The Avengers."
People definitely want to see the movie. But one Baltimore company is hoping people also want to smell like it.
Fragrance manufacturer JADS International, a company that...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 7:14 AM
By Dave Gilmore, @dave_gilmore
It's impossible to judge quality from gameplay clips, cinematic trailers and even sometimes playable demos. What can be judged though, is how excited one is to simply play the game.
Now that another year of E3 has...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The force was strong at the Elkridge Branch Library Saturday, as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader and Yoda walked between the bookshelves.
Some were members of a costuming organization dedicated to charity work. Some were toddlers, itching...