| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jul 17, 2011
| 3:02 PM
"If you kiss me, I promise you'll be happy" -- Eric
Now this is the "True Blood" I like: fast-paced, alternately gory and light hearted, randomly funny ... and featuring Mona from "Who's the Boss?"
Many, including myself, have complained that this...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 8:42 AM
Any 20th-century animator working in film who chose to ignore what was coming out of the Walt Disney studios did so at a professional cost. And from 1941 on, Disney's "Dumbo" was the elephant in the room.
This week it joins "Snow White," "Pinocchio,"...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV."
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
| Nov 6, 2011
For the better part of a decade, Sister Nancy Murray has been performing onstage throughout the world in a one-woman play that tells the story of St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th-century Italian teenager who was instrumental in restoring the papacy to...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Katy Perry hosts “SNL” this week, so we asked our staff which singer, besides Justin Timberlake, they would like to see host next.
•••• Does Lindsay Lohan count as a singer? Editor’s note: Nope. Luke Broadwater,...
| Dec 27, 2011
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates:...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:19 AM
"The Best of Leon," "My Favorite Leon Part," "Leon Awesomeness" — these are all YouTube titles. The clips are taken from Larry David's long-running HBO sitcom, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
In the videos, David, the show's neurotic protagonist, is a mere...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:32 PM
If you want to get folks fired up about Renaissance theater, poking fun at William Shakespeare is one way to do it.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is doing that now with the second half of its ninth summer season, the parody "The Complete Works of...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:40 AM
I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors.
Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 12:52 PM
Baltimore celebrities will take their best shot at comedy, all in the name of giving back.
The first Chimes Charity Chuckle seeks to raise funds for the Chimes, a Baltimore-based nonprofit group that provides services for the disabled, on Oct. 29 at...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:17 AM
I'm giving you, the faithful ETC… reader, a break from controversial columns and writing about something I'm sure we can all agree on: television.
I was out with a friend not too long ago at Maryland Day, an event at the University of Maryland...