| Feb 24, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Being snubbed might have been the best thing to happen to Ben Affleck.
His film “Argo” took the best picture Oscar on Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards — more than a little solace, perhaps, for being snubbed in the directing...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:44 AM
The joint appearance by President Obama and Hillary Clinton on “60 Minutes” wasn’t about the Democratic nomination in 2016, as some analysts have insisted this weekend.
Watching the actual interview Sunday night, I am certain it was...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...
| Apr 17, 2011
Academy Award-winning film director Sidney Lumet, who passed away April 9 at age 86, is remembered for classics such as "Twelve Angry Men," the courtroom drama that challenged racial prejudice and which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited as a...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:28 PM
A review of financial disclosure statements sheds light on how Annapolis lawmakers make their money and whom they are indebted to — at least for the sort of debt that's marked in accounting ledgers.
Gov. Martin O'Malleyreports that in addition to...
| Jan 2, 2012
On a recent afternoon, Rick Kain stood on a homemade wooden platform 30 feet above a leafy hill in the woods behind his Woodbine home, grinning as he strapped himself into rappelling gear.
Then he turned his back to the platform's edge, skipped off...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Grace Arnold Nalls, a retired commercial artist and stage performer, died of congestive heart failure July 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Homeland resident was 82.
Born Grace Lucille Arnold in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, she was a...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:33 PM
You could certainly characterize the kinship between Lawrence Robinson and Brett Bowie as a long-distance relationship.
Robinson and Bowie are separated by 40 years in age and more than 900 miles in distance, and the cousins twice removed —...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Hollywood's biggest fashion parade, the red carpet outside the Oscars, began heating up on Sunday afternoon ahead of the world's top film awards where silent movie "The Artist" is widely seen as the choice for best movie.
Early arrivals included "Artist"...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Talitha Simeona-Stewart flicked her pen across a student's paper as she stood in the line of people in dark suits.
She didn't look it, but the eighth-grade English teacher from Millersville was nervous because she had never even tried out for a play,...
| May 28, 2011
| 3:42 PM
As the top four teams in college lacrosse battled it out Saturday in the NCAA Division I men's semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium, other lacrosse star hopefuls auditioned for the chance to appear in a movie about the sport.
About 250 auditioned at Rash Field...
| Jan 30, 2002
The surest bet in this year's Oscar race also is its biggest surprise. And that itself is something of a surprise. Sissy Spacek, after all, is a five-time Academy Award nominee and even has won the statuette before, for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in...