| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:03 PM
It what could be truly considered a tourism manager's dream, Havre de Grace has made Smithsonian Magazine's list of "The Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2014."
The April edition of Smithsonian places Havre de Grace at No. 12 on the list, just behind...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Baltimore was again front and center at the Emmy Awards telecast, with two major comedy awards going Sunday night to HBO's "Veep," the locally made series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer.
Louis-Dreyfus, the most honored...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:27 AM
"Life's better with friends." - Gyp Rosetti
Like most men, Nucky Thompson dreams about bacon. Unlike most men, he also dreams about dead choirboys. Yes, the whole "assassinating your surrogate son" thing is finally starting to catch up to Nucky, and it's...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:19 AM
"He went to the cellar, to draw a little beer; And quickly did return, to say there was none there." -- "Blue Bell Boy," traditional nursery rhyme
"Blue Bell Boy" is a stripped-down, brilliant episode of "Boardwalk Empire." Outside of Nucky's immediate...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:53 AM
"He's not so good in a crowd, but when you get him alone, you'd be surprised" -- Irving Berlin, "You'd Be Surprised"
Nucky Thompson's new de facto mantra, "you can't be half a gangster," seems to be applying more and more to "Boardwalk Empire" as a show....
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:39 AM
"The truth? I'd like it to be a boy." -- Owen Slater
On the degree of difficulty scale, "A Man, A Plan ..." is about a nine out of ten. It wasn't the best "Boardwalk Empire" in the series' history, but it was certainly one of the most jarring.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:57 AM
"There's gotta be easier ways to make a buck." -- Nucky Thompson
This week's episode of "Boardwalk Empire" was a sleepy affair. If you had told me before the season started that we'd see Nucky thrown in jail for violating prohibition, I'd assume we...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:36 AM
"I just want you to be my gangster" - Billie Kent
"Boardwalk Empire" teased viewers with two pretty slow-and-go episodes heading into “The Pony.” Gillian’s creepy disposal of Bizarro Jimmy aside, the show had crawled to a haunting,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:56 AM
"I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies."- Al Capone
"Two Imposters" picks up no more than a couple hours after the crate containing Owen Slater showed up at Nucky Thompson's door. Right away, "Boardwalk...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:49 AM
It's Easter 1923 and "Boardwalk Empire" is taking some time out from mob wars and political scandal to spend some time with family. Of course, like any good holiday, Easter is a reminder to most of the families on "Boardwalk" that they are far from...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:01 AM
"Ordinary men avoid trouble, extraordinary men turn it to their advantage." - Gaston Means
Nucky Thompson has ever been the disciplined emperor with an attention to detail, but this week we found him forgetting what day it was, blowing off the Pope,...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:16 AM
"Bible camp's cancelled." -- Gyp Rosetti
The rubble of Babette's Supper Club is still smoking and the echoes of last week's blast are still ringing in Nucky Thompson's ears.
An episode like "The Milkmaid's Lot" could have gone down a very reflexive...