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  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • 'Alien' once again bursts onto the big screen, at the Charles

    'Alien' once again bursts onto the big screen, at the Charles
    When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze. "I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
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  • Black History Month movie: 'Intruder in the Dust'

    Hollywood never provided a richer picture of the Jim Crow South than Clarence Brown's "Intruder in the Dust," a fresh, inspired adaptation of William Faulkner's 1948 novel. It's not a message movie about racial injustice. It's about the American...
  • Nuclear families are few in city

    Before moving with her boyfriend of three years to a Hampden home this September, Brandy Washington lived with two other women, both young professionals in their 20s, just like her. Delaying marriage is a lifestyle that has suited the 27-year-old. She...
  • Recipe Finder: Graham Cracker Pie

    Jacqueline Maurer from Pittsburgh was looking for a recipe for graham cracker pie. She said her mother used to make this for her family when she was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s but that she no longer has the recipe. Dolores Cavanaugh from...
  • Free Fall set to return in October

    Free Fall set to return in October
    Free Fall Baltimore, a chance for area residents to sample many of the city's arts and cultural institutions without the need to shell out a dime, will return in October. "People love the chance to be able to sample and experience Baltimore's arts...
  • Primary election: Bernstein for Baltimore City state's attorney

    Primary election: Bernstein for Baltimore City state's attorney
    In the Democratic primary race for Baltimore City State's Attorney this year, long-time prosecutor Patricia C. Jessamy is facing her first serious challenge in eight years from Gregg Bernstein, a former federal prosecutor in the Baltimore U.S. Attorney'...
  • Exhibit explores struggles of African-Americans, Jews

    A couple years ago, African-American artist Loring Cornish was focusing his creativity on works that addressed the civil rights movement. When a Jewish couple, Ellen and Paul Saval, bought some other pieces of his, Cornish went to their home to hang the...
  • Number of black-owned firms grows 61% in Baltimore area

    The number of black-owned businesses in the Baltimore area grew three times as fast as Baltimore-area firms as a whole between 2002 and 2007, statistics released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show. Government officials and business owners said a...
  • Black firefighters group alleges discrimination

    A local group that advocates for black firefighters wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate what it describes as "systemic discrimination in hiring, discipline and recruitment" in the Baltimore Fire Department. The Vulcan Blazers wrote a...
  • Video: Mo'Nique stands up for marriage equality

    Video: Mo'Nique stands up for marriage equality
    p>“ "Gay and lesbian couples, they believe in commitment, family and love." That's the message Oscar-winning actress — and Maryland native — Mo'Nique puts forth in a new video posted today for the Americans for Marriage Equality...