| Feb 5, 2012
| 9:27 PM
After weeks – months! – of audiences being inundated with promos for NBC’s “The Voice,” the premiere finally got under way tonight after Super Bowl XLVI. As the NFL crowned this year’s champions in the New York Giants,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:14 PM
How many degrees of separation are there between actor Kevin Bacon and the University of Maryland?
Come April, just one.
As part of a "Do Good" challenge, Bacon is asking College Park students to design projects aimed at promoting positive social...
| May 17, 2012
While your co-workers hover around the water cooler debating whether it matters if Mitt Romney bullied some kid in his youth, a formerly First World nation called Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Why, you might ask, should Middle America...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:09 PM
It has been a great first few months for b's TV Lust blog. You've responded enthusiastically to our array of TV recaps. So enthusiastically, in fact, that we're expanding our coverage.
On TV Lust, you've been able to spend the week catching up on shows...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Hallie Day, a 24-year-old waitress at the the Cheesecake Factory in Towson, made it into the semi-finals on "American Idol" and will compete in a live telecast Wednesday.
Day, who lives in Nottingham, says she hasn't sung much professionally, and her...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Four vocalists, three instrumentalists, two dancers. That's the field competing this year for the title of Howard County's Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at the "Celebration of the Arts in Howard County." This year's gala, Saturday, March 24 in...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
It's a post-apocalyptic world where teens from across the continent have to hunt one another down in a televised spectacle that's mandatory viewing for the masses.
Sounds like"American Idol,"but actually, it's"The Hunger Games"— the popular book...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:16 PM
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 11:35 AM
Passionate about TV? Us, too. Which is why we called b's new tube blog TV Lust. Here's your go-to source for everything television. Recaps, irreverent commentary, musings on the continuing ubiquity of Ryan Seacrest … it will all be here.
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 7:18 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Monday Night Football: Preseason: NY Jets @ Houston (special; 8 p.m. Monday; ESPN)
Gloria: In Her Own Words (special; 9 p.m. Monday;...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Another year, another Hampdenfest. Or Fallfest as some people still call it. It's interesting, Hampden's fall neighborhood festival has been officially called Hampdenfest for almost four times as long as it was called "Fallfest," but I still hear a person...