| Mar 27, 2012
| 1:30 PM
What if Downton Abbey was set in a fast-food restaurant, but kind of like with the same characters. And what if that guy from "Mad About You" and "Spin City" was in it?
But there's no Dowager Countess character -- I don't think - that wanders pointlessly...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 8:28 PM
"Downton Abbey," one of last season's big winners at the Emmy Awards, starts up again Sunday night on PBS. In a television season not blessed with much to rave about so far, let the hoopla be heard. This year's "Downton Abbey" is at least as good as...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:33 PM
I’m pleased to tell you that work has begun on “Grammarnoir 4: Final Edition.”
As previously, it will appear on this blog in a series of weekly installments, beginning in February and concluding on March 4, National Grammar Day.
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime’s “Homeland,” which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as “Mad Men” and Downton Abbey.” But Baltimore-based...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Mitt Romney has a great deal of empathy for people like himself -- rich guys -- and he would serve them well as president. Of course, the wealthy have seldom not been served well by our commander-in-chief. Father and son Bush came from among the affluent,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Mitt Romney may have won the first presidential debate, but what stuck in many people's minds was his threat to fire Big Bird. Apparently, Mr. Romney thinks America's debt problem can be fixed by picking up pennies along Sesame Street.
Pressed to explain...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:48 AM
Even though Halloween has become synonymous with "sexy" and "trashy" — heck, there's even a naughty ladies' "Bert & Ernie" ensemble — you have a choice. And you can choose fashion and sophistication.
There are plenty of options that will have...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:17 AM
In Iron Crow Theatre's latest production, "Bad Panda," running through Saturday at Theatre Project, Katie O. Solomon plays Marion, a panda on the verge of motherhood with the other last panda on earth.
That male panda falls in love with a gay crocodile....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:02 AM
UPDATES WITH MORE BALTIMORE NOMINEES: HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got some solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:48 AM
It's classical night, which means a whole lot of songs I'll recognize but not know the name of. Oh, look, it's an exaggeratedly expressive violinist and some chicks in Marie Antoinette garb. Never change, DWTS, never change. DUDES IN BREECHES AND...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Last Sunday, we invited over a lot of people, ordered a bucket of wings, made a potful of chili and bought a keg of beer, all in preparation for the major television event of the season, Downton Abbey, Episode 5 of Season 2.
Apparently, one of the...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 6:26 AM
This is the first installment of the fourth Grammarnoir serial. The second and third installments will be posted on the next two successive Fridays. The thrilling conclusion will appear on National Grammar Day, March 4, a Sunday, because grammar never...