| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It’s time for the Emmy Awards again, and I am excited and angry.
More angry than excited, so let’s take a bite out of that apple first.
I’m angry because the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs almost a month earlier than usual...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
If you're a fan of awards shows, drinking isn't required to get through the three-hour self-celebration that is the Emmy Awards. But it sure makes it more fun.
And if you're either not a big awards show person (or perhaps forced to watch for some...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:16 AM
A cocktail bar in South Baltimore new to the scene, Bar Liquorice recently had a soft opening.
It has been tweaking its dimly lit lounge aesthetic thanks to one Jeff Cahill, previously of Helen's Garden/John Stevens LTD while co-owner Tom Looney of...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years.
While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Business author Richie Frieman has studied fine arts at the University of Maryland, launched a music-focused Internet magazine, written children's books, invented a device that keeps shirt collars crisp and created a pop culture-inspired children's...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:22 AM
All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious “Game of Thrones” alone.
But the numbers that...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The adrenaline ante has been so upped on episodic dramas as to somewhat devalue the "shocker" label. So credit the producers of "The Good Wife" with delivering a genuine jolt in Sunday's episode, precisely because the CBS series doesn't rely on over-the-...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The Dowager Countess' quips may be priceless, but living at "Downton Abbey" has a high price tag.
Money-saving website (oh, the irony) NetVoucherCodes.co.uk has calculated that a year of living at the estate would cost $8,365,292.
That's a lot of...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Since Bates (and also the audience) can't handle more scenes of Anna shuddering at his very sight, he takes it upon himsef to get to the bottom of the matter.
And he almost hears the whole truth.
Mirroring the beginning of last week's episode,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 PM
It's time for another patented Momentously Action-Packed Storyline Development Party at Downton.
Thankfully, because this was a pretty blah episode otherwise. So, Robert's birthday to the rescue. Here's what went down:
1. Rose's big "surprise" for...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:05 PM
All it takes is a little swine emergency for Mary to claim herself a third suitor.
It's about a year after Matthew's death, and, yeah, it's a bit jarring to see Mary pursued by three men so soon. But it's also a bit fun. Well, Lord Gillingham is fun....