| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom intentionally attended the 85th Academy Awards wearing his father-in-law's tuxedo, the one with the tiny tear in one leg.
The music journalist chose not to mend the small rip. He figured it would keep him grounded if the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:47 AM
When Alabama Shakes take the Virgin Mobile FreeFest stage on Saturday, the quartet — all from Athens, Alabama — will likely play its biggest hit, "Hold On," within the first few songs.
This is a deliberate move, and also a sort of challenge...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:20 AM
I realized recently - probably within the last year, actually - that, technologically speaking, there is very little we have to wait for anymore.
I realized this with music, which I listen to a fair amount. One day I heard a song on the radio and...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Philip X. "Phil" Kaltenbach, a former high school English teacher who later became an expert in the field of collectible comic books, died Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., while recovering from foot surgery. He was 63.
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:42 PM
It came down to the final round of the world's longest tug-of-war over water, but the city of Annapolis delivered Saturday on its vow to save face against rival Eastport and win the annual match billed as the "Slaughter Across the Water."
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:14 AM
If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …"
"Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
| May 4, 2011
| 1:24 PM
We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion.
Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women...
| May 13, 2012
| 9:02 PM
"The air is toxic. I don't want that in here." -- Megan Draper
Sure, Megan was talking about the smog alert. But she was also basically summarizing what all of "Dark Shadows" was about. Everyone is angry. At everyone else. No one is happy.
Not one bit....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 8:21 PM
"When is everything going to go back to normal?" - Roger Sterling
Raise your hand if you were ready for Fat Betty? Or Don's new secretary being named Dawn? Or (what I'm guessing) is the first-ever Rolling Stones-potential-bean-commercial idea.
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Tom's intro reminds us that last week it was "Wagner who got jacked." They tell us that it's "Rock Week" and the reanimated corpses of KISS are on the ballroom floor to get us pumped up with "Rock and Roll All Nite" - "Nite" is their spelling not mine. ...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Motown was in the spotlight on last night's show, with "thrilling comebacks" and "disappointing setbacks." Tom says "Our stars know there's 'nowhere to hide.'" We start with a Motown Medley from Harold Wheeler, the DWTS singers and the pro troupe. The...