| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Last Thursday afternoon, Michael Quattlebaum Jr. waited to board a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Raleigh, N.C., where the 27-year-old would spend Christmas with his mother.
It was a familiar feeling, as Quattlebaum found himself sitting in...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Race cars speeding down Pratt Street brought Kevin and Debbie Parkhurst the 50 miles from their home in North East to downtown Baltimore for a third consecutive Labor Day weekend this month.
"It's the best thing the city's done," Kevin Parkhurst said...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
In the town of Medora, Ind., a tiny high school struggles to hold together a basketball team, buildings stand boarded up and one shop owner, when asked to describe the town, called it "closed."
"This is almost what Bel Air was teetering on, in a way,"...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:06 AM
DOWNLOAD: Abdu Ali, "Push + Slay"
Sitting outside a Mid-Town Belvedere coffee shop on a warm October afternoon, Abdu Ali Eaton was dressed a lot like his music sounds. He wore beat-to-hell pink-and-yellow Adidas high-tops, black sweatpants that...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:09 PM
"Hold on. I'm in a weird place," said Zach Williams, leader of The Lone Bellow, as he lost reception while passing through a mountain range over the phone on Wednesday.
That "weird place" could also be applied to his music career at the moment. The...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:12 AM
They call him the Ramblin' Pie Man, and he lives up to the name.
These days, Dangerously Delicious Pies founder Rodney Henry spends more time on the road than he does at home in Baltimore. Almost nine years after he opened his first pie shop, in...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:05 AM
"12 O'Clock Boys," a documentary looking at West Baltimore dirt bikers, will get its world premiere at next month's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.
Director Lotfy Nathan's film was one of eight documentary features chosen to be...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Beatles fans in the Baltimore area will have an opportunity to see the history of the Fab Four through an insider's eyes this week.
"Good Ol' Freda" chronicles the life and experiences of the Beatles' secretary and fan club manager, Freda Kelly.
| May 8, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Lotfy Nathan spent some five years putting together his film about West Baltimore's dirt-bike culture. Now, with national acclaim for "12 O'clock Boys" promising to turn it into one of the year's breakout documentaries after a February premiere at the...
| May 4, 2013
A dozen films to be shown at this year's Maryland Film Festival have ties to Baltimore or Maryland — a record number, organizers say. Here are some of the highlights:
"12 O'Clock Boys" Maryland Institute College of Art grad Lotfy Nathan's...