| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's something about "Les Miserables" that keeps me coming back.
It's not that "Les Miz," running through Sunday at the Hippodrome Theatre, is my favorite musical. Far from it.
It's all too easy to point out the technical flaws in Claude-Michel...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:20 AM
After falling in love with French macarons in Paris, Wanda Hall decided to open her own maison du macarons in Havre de Grace. Les Petits Bisous, which translates as “little kisses,” opened in August 2012.
“I thought, ‘Why not...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A fledgling organization devoted to the history of the Continental Congress — and creating a permanent home in Annapolis for examining that period in American history — took steps last week toward its goal.
The Annapolis Continental...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...
| Jun 13, 2011
As a European filmmaker, Woody Allen has worked in England, Spain and now France, where his new movie, "Midnight in Paris," serves as a love letter to that city. Next up on his cinematic map will be Rome.
Allen is a long way from the overly familiar...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Richard Nixon was president, Charles de Gaulle Airport had just opened and People magazine had just begun. No bar codes were on products, no one had a personal computer and online booking was impossible for hotels and airlines. Travelers' checks, not...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 5:06 AM
If you want to spend April in Paris but can't afford it, a short hop to Philadelphia may at least give you that French feeling.
After nearly three years of planning, the city kicks off the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts this...
| Nov 27, 2011
As a young man living in the Bronx, Chazz Palminteri would escape the city on long drives into the Westchester County countryside where he'd tool along curving, forested roads, staring at the set-back mansions. To a guy with empty pockets, the gated lawns...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Martin Scorsese has made so many provocative movies over the decades that probably the only way left for him to shock an audience was to make a children's film. Yes, "Hugo" is rated PG. It's also in 3-D, meaning that this Christmas release delivers the...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Elinora Bowdoin Bolton, a former French teacher who had been a celebrated 1940s women's tennis player, died of heart failure in her sleep Tuesday at the Keswick Multicare Center. The former Howard County resident was 93.
Family members said she was...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Any effort that promises to attract new residents and businesses to a historic Baltimore neighborhood could do a lot worse than make the arts a magnet for bringing people together. That's why we can't see any down side to a city proposal to create a third...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...