| 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...
| 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,"...
| 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:
| May 18, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Sharp and svelte but also funny, Nicole Ari Parker typically hits the screen as put-together characters like Eddie Murphy's ex-wife in "Imagine This." So she leapt at the chance to play Zenobia, the comically confused sportscaster heroine of "35 and...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Considering beer is Ben Savage's favorite drink, working at Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery could be considered a dream come true.
Not only is Savage surrounded by suds and innovation every day, but also with "laughter, high fives, pranks, and hugs."...