| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:18 AM
When Neil Saval and his wife closed on a single-family home in Federal Hill, his first purchase wasn't a piece of contemporary art or a plush sofa — it was a Panasonic 60-inch flat-screen television.
"The day I settled on the house, the installers...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In reference to Susan Reimer's commentary ("Our special relationship with 'Downton Abbey,'" Jan. 10), my wife and I were also discussing the reasons why we've been so taken with "Downton Abbey."
In our case, it has nothing to do with any preoccupation...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:49 AM
With "Downton Abbey" about to start Season 3 on these shores this weekend, taking us once more into the rarefied world of British society and grand meals around elegantly appointed tables, your ever-thoughtful Midweek Madness featurette would like to...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Jun 15, 2013
It's difficult to imagine what Laura Moriarty's four novels would have been like if she had chosen a place to live other than Kansas, with its endless wheat fields and abundance of ordinary light.
Moriarty, 42, focuses her gaze on the most common,...
| 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....
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
An Easter egg hunt will be held April 7, at 10 a.m., at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Face painting, crafts, magic tricks and more. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting Carroll Hospice. 410-871-...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:02 AM
With the season finale of "Downton Abbey" approaching on Sunday, I couldn't resist devoting one more Midweek Madness entry to the show -- the perfect addition to your paper doll collection.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:08 AM
OK, I admit it. While the rest of the civilized world was glued to the Super Bowl, the TV in our house was emanating the glow of period drama -- the irresistible "Downton Abbey" on PBS. (I still think the Most Valuable Player Sunday night was Mrs. Hughes,...
| 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...