| 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...
| 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...
| 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:...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:12 AM
"Rock 'n' roll will never die," sang Neil Young in 1979. Lately, though, it seems to be in a coma.
How else to describe the sad state of rock? The Billboard charts are filled with pop acts, rappers and country singers. Even sugary boy-bands have re-...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Throughout the season, it seemed as if Terrell Suggs was making a conscious effort to keep Tom Brady's name out of his mouth. While spouting out sound bites on other NFL quarterbacks, such as Ben Roethlisberger and Tim Tebow, on the Ravens' long road to...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Dogs love dog parks but the fenced in public spaces have a way of bringing out the worst in some people.
Leave it to the folks behind the hit television show "Portlandia" to skewer dog park culture.
In the new season of the sketch-style comedy that airs...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:17 PM
At the height of its popularity, "Soul Train" felt like a religion in Baltimore.
The Saturday daytime show hosted by the late Don Cornelius was not to be missed — like church or the early seasons of "Saturday Night Live," according to Tim Watts,...
| May 29, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Don't go to any Harford County Public Library branch with hopes of checking out the popular new novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" unless you want them dashed.
The county library system has decided not to carry the bestselling trilogy by E. L. James, as one...
| 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...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Harford County Public Library has been under fire since it was discovered the system opted not to purchase copies of the popular and steamy trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," a decision the library director stands behind.
"It's one of these tricky issues,"...