| 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....
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:56 PM
It's something of a "Downton" tradition to include a party/dinner/community event towards the end of a season in order to get all the characters together to start to tie up lot of the storylines.
Well, most of them.
In the penultimate episode of...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing.
"Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around.
To be fair, this isn't quite a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:51 AM
The more you study Bach, the deeper your admiration becomes.
At first, it's the sheer structural ingenuity of the music that startles and engrosses -- all those repeated A/B patterns; the inevitable, incredibly eventful harmonic journeys from tonic to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:45 AM
"The Birds' Christmas Carol" will land on Frederick Road this weekend as the Catonsville Historical Society hosts its annual Christmas Open House.
This year, the rooms in the house at 1824 Frederick Road will be decorated with birds in mind, said Sharon...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In response David Zurawik's column, "A 'NewsHour' filled with reruns and PBS promotion — not so much the news" (Dec. 19), I have to respectfully disagree. I worked at the NewsHour for two years, from 2011 to 2013, and had been an avid viewer long...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A historic waterfront property sitting on nine acres, high on a bluff with a panoramic view of Annapolis, along with a circa 1840 manor home and farmhouse, are packaged in one bundle known as Severn Side Farm, listed at $5.3 million.
For the buyer...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:25 AM
They might be a little snooty, but it would be hard to find a family more welcome in these parts than the Crawleys of “Downton Abbey” — at least in Owings Mills, home of Maryland Public Television.
Just as “American Idol” in...
| 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,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:22 AM
So this is the storyline that divided "Downton" fans in the U.K.
And it's easy to see why. Anna has always been the one "Downton" character, upstairs or downstairs, who we all rooted for and loved from the beginning. She's been through a lot: covering...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Sunday night's installment of this season's "Downton Abbey" will be most talked about because of what happened below stairs while everyone else was attending a recital by the legendary Dame Nellie Melba.
I figured dear old Melba deserved a wee bit...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won a top SAG Award Saturday night for her work in Baltimore-made "Veep."
TV's all-time leader in comedy Emmys was honored for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series by the Screen Actors Guild for her...