| 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 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 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 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Something is delirious in the state of Illyria. This fictionalized Balkan setting in Shakespeare's antic comedy "Twelfth Night" has been given quite the makeover in a giddy, irresistible revival at Center Stage.
It's not surprising to see a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Lord and Lady Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, made an appearance. So did their daughters, the ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil, along with Carson, the butler, and assorted lady's maids, valets and footmen. When fans of "Downton Abbey" were invited...
| 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...
| 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...