| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:27 PM
When “12 O’Clock Boys” director Lotfy Nathan brought his film to this month’s South by Southwest film festival, one of his main goals was to find distribution for the documentary.
Nathan didn’t have to wait long, as...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
"I Am Divine," a documentary on the life and career of Baltimore's favorite home-grown drag queen, was to make its debut Saturday night at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas.
Director Jeffrey Schwarz, interviewed for SXSW's online...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:55 AM
It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013.
Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
| Feb 9, 2013
Lotfy Nathan never figured he'd connect with the 12 O'clock Boys, a West Baltimore dirt-bike gang whose culture he was hoping to capture on film. At best, he figured to end up with a documentary about trying to track down the group, and having little luck...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Small is the new big. That's the premise behind the inaugural Main Street Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Ellicott City. Organizers say the event aims to shine a light on the area's independent music scene.
"A lot of people are exposed to...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:10 AM
The word "brilliant" is too often abused by hyperbole, unless you're describing Terius Nash, better known as the prolific 34-year-old songwriter and R&B singer The-Dream.
Several of radio's most indelible hits of the past five years — including...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
- SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour.
- Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days!
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:25 AM
This piece was featured in b's "10 People to Watch Under 30" weekend edition. Check out the rest of the class of 2011 here.
"Don't care about your top five/Either you like my songs or don't, for real," Greenspan raps on his aptly titled track "Cold." The...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
There are so many big-voiced female British singers, it's hard to keep track of them.
There's Adele, out with new album "21," and there's Duffy, of the ubiquitous "Mercy."
Then there's Florence Welch and Elly Jackson, of La Roux, not to mention the ones...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 2:28 PM
It's Thursday afternoon, and downtown is awash in live music. Guitar solos shriek through the air, and the crisp snap of snare drums echoes from inside live music clubs. Hundreds of bands are crammed into every nook and cranny, vying to impress the tens...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Ever heard of conductive inks?
They are a hot little product right now as such inks can be incorporated in circuits that can literally be printed on a printing press. The process generally goes like this: buy a can of conductive ink, pour into an...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Here's a round-up of our week at Midnight Sun:
•••• Last month, I attended Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School at the Windup Space. It's a very cool event — driven by sketching and beer, not by the gawking at pasties — thrown by...