| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:48 AM
If you drive downtown on the Jones Falls Expressway, you might have noticed a new billboard just south of Orleans Street featuring a blurry image of George Washington and the word “DRUNK” in big bold letters.
No, it’s not a leftover...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:07 AM
The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again:
"The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
JOHN CENA VS. RYBACK: 3 STAGES OF HELL FOR WWE TITLE
John Cena will win in two straight falls and we won't see an ambulance match.
Just kidding. One "guarantee" in this match is that it will go to the third fall. To me, this is more important for...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:05 AM
For many people living with autism, it takes years to carve a place in life where they can thrive.
But for Matt Kaiser, it took more than three decades for the diagnosis to come. Finding his niche was a much simpler journey.
"I've found that when I...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Let's face it. Baltimore is ripe for satirizing. We've probably got more offbeat people, more distinctive edifices, more colorful history and habits per block than any metropolitan area in the country. Oh yeah, and some crime.
The folks at Second City...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:37 AM
A fifth anniversary might not be the grandest of milestones, but it's nothing to laugh at — except in this case.
This weekend, the Baltimore Improv Festival marks its first five years with four days of activities at the Creative Alliance.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:32 AM
After drawing large crowds to Centerstage early this year with a Baltimore-spoofing blend of scripted skits and improv comedy, a famous troupe from Chicago has returned with a sequel featuring brand-new material. Although "The Second City: Charmed and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Autumn! What a magical season.
Time to trade in your overpriced iced coffee for even more overpriced pumpkin spice lattes, your window AC units for gas bills that necessitate a second job, and your shorts for…
...Wait, what’s that sound?...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Bell's Brewery Beer Dinner
The Monarch 1745 W. North Ave. 773-252-6053
Executive chef Peter Coenen prepares a five-course dinner including blue crab dip, escargot clam chowder and grilled venison loin, paired with Bell's Oarsman ale,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:03 AM
For the Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Nicolae Feraru, who has lived in Chicago since 1993, life changed last September.
That's when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive his adopted country's highest honor for folk arts, the National Endowment for...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:57 PM
For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Singer Kurt Elling, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City will perform during the Fifth Star Awards ceremony honoring icons of Chicago culture: Lou Conte, Richard Hunt, Ramsey Lewis, Lois Weisberg and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt...