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  • Review: Little charm in these 'Mistresses'

    Review: Little charm in these 'Mistresses'
    ABC's new nighttime soap "Mistresses," which premieres Monday, is pretty much what we've come to expect from any Americanized version of a British television show that isn't "The Office": lame. The BBC version, which debuted here in 2009, was the fairly...
  • 'X Factor' debut could mean a Simon Cowell-less 'American Idol'

    'X Factor' debut could mean a Simon Cowell-less 'American Idol'
    Simon Cowell is on the move. "American Idol's" star judge and Fox plan to launch a U.S. version of his wildly popular British music talent show "The X Factor" in 2011, people close to the situation said. As a result, this year may be Cowell's last with a...
  • 'Ghost Writer's' real-life parallels haunt the movie and director Roman Polanski

    'Ghost Writer's' real-life parallels haunt the movie and director Roman Polanski
    As Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor describe it, there was no need for the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" to have long, philosophical discussions about the movie's creepy real-life parallels. It wasn't necessary, for example, to dissect...
  • Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith aim for magic with 'Arthur Christmas'

    Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith aim for magic with 'Arthur Christmas'
    At 16, Peter Baynham joined Britain's Merchant Navy. Within a year, the bookish young man with a droll sense of humor had not only electrocuted himself but also nearly steered a supertanker straight into a ferry. In 2005, Baynham — by then more...
  • Cultural exchange: Radio 4 in Britain is evidence that the medium is as popular as ever

    Cultural exchange: Radio 4 in Britain is evidence that the medium is as popular as ever
    Editors' note: With this report, Sunday Calendar launches a new, weekly feature, "Cultural Exchange." In it, Times foreign correspondents will explore cultural and entertainment trends, developments, personalities and debates around the world. The...
  • Gervais hopes to make Golden Globes an 'industry party'

    Gervais hopes to make Golden Globes an 'industry party'
    Ricky Gervais couldn't stop laughing. The self-effacing British comedian was announced Monday as the host of the 67th annual Golden Globes and he couldn't help cracking himself up trying to articulate why. "I don't know! Maybe I'm cheap? They're saving...
  • 'Hitch 22' by Christopher Hitchens

    'Hitch 22' by Christopher Hitchens
    Hitch-22 A Memoir Christopher Hitchens Twelve: 448 pp., $26.99 With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd's, Christopher Hitchens' marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters. Every article, review and...
  • 'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith

    'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith
    Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
  • Noel Coward's blithe spirit lives on

    Noel Coward's blithe spirit lives on
    Noel Coward once described himself as "an enormously talented man, and there's no use pretending that I'm not." So he may have had an ego as big as the Titanic, but there's no denying Coward was a genius whose brilliance traversed numerous mediums. A...
  • ‘Daring Young Men’ by Richard Reeves

    ‘Daring Young Men’ by Richard Reeves
    Richard Reeves, the author of three notable works of presidential biography, has accomplished an important work of historical recovery in his latest book, "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift: June 1948-May 1949." Even in...
  • The key to 'Miss Bimbo's' success?

    The key to 'Miss Bimbo's' success?
    The "Miss Bimbo" story arrived like a gift to newsrooms around the world last week: the perfect illustration of the new lows to which our celebrity-obsessed culture has sunk. What news outlet looking to fill a 24/7 news cycle could resist? "Miss Bimbo"...
  • Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'

    Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'
    Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent...
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Top Patapsco Articles

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  • Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest

    Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest
    The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of...
  • Arbutus parade a celebration of sound and sights in red, white and blue

    The threat of rain that hovered over the area in the morning had dissipated by the time the annual Fourth of July Parade through Arbutus was to begin Friday. "This was the best," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, one of many politicians in...
  • Main Street glows with fresh coat of paint [Mostly Main Street]

    The folks from Benjamin Moore paints have done a wonderful job freshening up our Main Street. A few months ago, we won a nationwide contest to be included in about 20 Main Streets that would get a free face-lift. The work started a few weeks ago, and...
  • Columbia Families in Nature introduces the great outdoors

    Columbia Families in Nature introduces the great outdoors
    On a recent Sunday at Gorman Farm in Laurel, Alex Sanchez-Henry gently pushed a handful of green leaves aside as he peered at the ground beneath him. With his other hand, the 9-year-old Ellicott City resident reached toward the ground and pulled out his...
  • Body found of swimmer who went missing in Patapsco State Park

    Body found of swimmer who went missing in Patapsco State Park
    The body of a swimmer who had gone missing at Patapsco State Valley Park on Friday was recovered on Saturday, officials said. Baltimore County Fire Lt. Paul Massarelli said the man was last seen at about 3 p.m. while swimming near the dam. Family members...
  • Southwest Baltimore County volunteers among nominees for first Volunteer of the Year award

    Southwest Baltimore County volunteers among nominees for first Volunteer of the Year award
    Volunteers from 73 Baltimore County public schools were honored at a special breakfast event in Cockeysville on Thursday morning as the first-ever BCPS Volunteer of the Year was announced. "This is our first time bringing all of the volunteers...
  • Feuding families and cross-dressers mix it up

    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company loves to take advantage of the natural setting provided for its summer shows at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. "As You Like It" makes their job easy, because much of the play's action takes place in the...
  • Mikulski must stand up for clean water [Letter]

    Mikulski must stand up for clean water [Letter]
    This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took some long-overdue steps to fix the Clean Water Act, ending confusion over which streams and wetlands are protected by the law. Loopholes in the law created over the past decade have left more...
  • Riverview's guardian steps down as community leader

    Riverview's guardian steps down as community leader
    "People either like me or they don't," Ron Whitehead said, sitting in the kitchen of his Riverview home on a hot Wednesday afternoon. Located in southwest Baltimore County, a short distance from the Patapsco River and the border with Anne Arundel...
  • Resident unearths forgotten historic site in Catonsville

    Resident unearths forgotten historic site in Catonsville
    If Joe Gochar, president of the Hilltop/Maple Community Association hadn't been curious about the origins of a stone mill tucked away on a dirt path near his Catonsville community 13 years ago, the land forgotten for 90 years may have gone unnoticed for...
  • Highest honors for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

    Three local Girl Scouts were recognized at the 2014 Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Precious Metal Ceremony held at the Clementine Peterson Activity Center in Ellicott City. Emily Abdow (Juliette program), McKenna Hearn (Troop 1372) and Catherine...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Advocates for care The Ombudsman Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteers to assist in protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes...