| 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."...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:46 AM
Casey Wilson stars as abbreviation-happy Penny Hartz on ABC's "Happy Endings." A former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, Wilson was trained in improv as the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She has this message for those about to read her...
| Mar 18, 2012
My elementary school principal was fond of reminding his students that the last perfect person walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. (Note to the litigious types over at the ACLU: It was permissible to provide such insight in light of the school's...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The ill-fated lovers in "Romeo and Juliet" are the victims of a family feud, but at least their love has been immortalized in Shakespeare's tragedy. Their enduring romance holds up in an outdoor production by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company that...
| 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...
| 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...