Men's grooming is having a moment, according to Vaughn Acord, a celebrity hair stylist who has worked with the likes of quarterback Tom Brady, President Bill Clinton, race car driver Jeff Gordon and actors Al Pacino, Richard Gere, Daniel Day-Lewis and Ashton Kutcher.
Only three years ago, Baltimore and Maryland were all but out of the TV and film production business. After the glory years of "Homicide," "The Corner," "The Wire" and tens of millions of HBO dollars spent here on Maryland crews and materials, state funding for incentives had ended, and Hollywood had left Baltimore in its rear view mirror for what looked like good.
The Super Bowl has created a veritable cottage industry of parties surrounding it, and nowhere is this more evident than in the XLVII game in New Orleans, a city that knows how to have fun. Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49er fans join athletes and celebrities enjoying the city's food, drinks and hospitality.
When President Barack Obama comes to Baltimore for a fundraiser Tuesday at an Inner Harbor hotel, he'll first stop at the home of an Owings Mills developer who has kept a remarkably low profile despite having poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns over the past decade.
Even after more than three decades of haunting soundstages, I have to admit the one built on the same floor as the newsroom of The Baltimore Sun for ¿House of Cards,¿ the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara, occasionally throws me a little.