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  • Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights [Commentary]

    Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights [Commentary]
    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly...
  • From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries

    From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries
    Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation. Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
  • Former Maryland State Trooper enjoys role in front of camera

    Former Maryland State Trooper enjoys role in front of camera
    It happened during his senior year at North Carroll High School, John Patrick Barry recalled. As Mark Twain, the Asian-American actor wore a lot of makeup, a wig with hair everywhere and a fake mustache. It was his favorite role of his high school...
  • Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness
    After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew....
  • Discovering a polished gem in Infinity's 'She Loves Me'

    Discovering a polished gem in Infinity's 'She Loves Me'
    Infinity Theatre Company is capping its third season with a polished production of a largely unknown gem, "She Loves Me," continuing into early August. Co-producing artistic directors Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff present a musical with a large...
  • From Edgewood to Hollywood: Johnathon Schaech's busy acting career

    From Edgewood to Hollywood: Johnathon Schaech's busy acting career
    One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. "I just thought I really wanted to do...
  • Infinity Theatre making connections between Annapolis and Broadway

    Infinity Theatre making connections between Annapolis and Broadway
    From its start, Infinity Theatre Company has had a mission to bring New York City productions to Anne Arundel County. It was a goal fulfilled in the troupe's first full season in 2011 with the show "My Way," which played in Annapolis after previewing in...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Nov. 11, 2012

    now playing "Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Nov. 4, 2012

    now playing "Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Down and out in Indonesia

    'The Amazing Race' recap: Down and out in Indonesia
    In the latest Amazing Race, teams get the heck out of Taiwan so they can get down in Indonesia. With two eliminations coming up, who will survive? And who will think of the children? Since the Taiwan-to-Indonesia air route isn’t too popular, all...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Winnowing in Vegas

    'American Idol' recap: Winnowing in Vegas
    Tonight's another two-hour episode as the competition heads to Vegas, baby! Seventy contestants travel on a bus from Hollywood to Vegas as the judges continue to trim the roster before the live shows begin. These contestants are to perform in groups...
  • Bubba Gump Co. will take over Phillips restaurant space at Harborplace

    Bubba Gump Co. will take over Phillips restaurant space at Harborplace
    That didn't take long. The anchor restaurant space in Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion that for 31 years was home to Phillips has a new tenant. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., "the first restaurant group based on a motion picture," will occupy the space...