Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:34:07 -0400Copyright: ©2016 Baltimore Sun
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:38:00 PDT
The Baltimore arts council* that put on this past spring's inaugural Light City Baltimore festival has sued the couple that came up with the idea, and is asking a court to rule that the name, logos, designs and other elements associated with the festival belong to the city.
The suit, which lists...(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:52:00 PDT
Still searching for that perfect Halloween costume? Look no further than your own backyard for inspiration.
Baltimore is full of characters, icons and storylines just waiting to be parodied in costume form. We rounded up some ideas, ranging from the classic (a crab will always work in a pinch ......(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:37:00 PDT
Whether in season or off, athletes gotta eat.
Luckily, the Baltimore area is filled with go-to spots where Ravens and Orioles players flock to relax and refuel. Among them, restaurants like Spoons Cafe, the Abbey Burger Bistro and The Food Market have become known for their athlete clientele.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:13:00 PDT
Diners looking for the best cheesesteaks outside of Philadelphia don't have to go beyond Baltimore County to find one, according to a new list from the Food Network.
Ravage Deli in Nottingham was named among a list of 10 "Best Philly Cheesesteaks Outside of Philadelphia" published recently by...(image)
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:45:00 PDT
Edgar Allan Poe, never lacking for attention in the city where his remains have been at rest since 1849, will receive some more next weekend, and in a very Baltimore-centric manner.
The Baltimore Choral Arts Society will present the Baltimore premiere of "Dark Bells," a Poe-based work for the unusual...(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:33:00 PDT
La Scala Ristorante Italiano may not be the oldest restaurant in Little Italy, but after 21 years, it has become one of the stalwarts.
While it's old-fashioned — in the best sense of the word — it's not static. Chef-owner Nino Germano started the restaurant in 1995 on High Street and moved the...(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:14:00 PDT
It’s time for Chapter 6 of "American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare." And much like the season’s first episode, we’re all pretty much coming into this installment blind.
Last week’s episode ostensibly wrapped up the story of the Millers, showing the family successfully escaping the bloodthirsty...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:30:00 PDT
Life has not yet returned to normal for actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr. That’s not completely surprising after performing what he considers a role of a lifetime — Aaron Burr in the celebrated musical “Hamilton” — and winning Tony and Grammy awards for it to boot.
“People’s interest, I’m sure,...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:09:00 PDT
It's almost Halloween, a time of skeletons hung in windows and candy doled out to trick-or-treaters. But for many years in Baltimore the holiday had a romantic significance, as well. Sure, there were mischief makers -- dousing bystanders with flour was a favorite pasttime among young boys, as was...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:38:00 PDT
From the magnificent mullets of his cult classic "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," to more serious fare for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, filmmaker and Bowie native Jeff Krulik has covered a lot of ground.
Now, Krulik is focusing his camera lens on his own hometown. The effort is tentatively...(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:26:00 PDT
There's a bit of irony that a former Pittsburgh Steelers bar in Canton features a cocktail called the Flacco Hun. But then, QuarterHouse Tavern, which opened in the old NcDevin's spot last year, is a completely different place.
To start, owners Howard and Mary Beth Staley completely remodeled the...(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:18:00 PDT
Our kids are hearing a lot about the presidential election — and a lot of what they're hearing is negative and divisive. Focus on the positive with great books full of fun facts and thought-provoking insight about the election process and the history of the presidency.
In "Grace for President"...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:59:00 PDT
The Baltimore-born actor Andy Karl, who starred on Broadway two years ago in the title role of the musical version of "Rocky," will be back on the Great White Way this spring to head the cast in another movie-turned-musical, "Groundhog Day."
Karl won widespread plaudits for his performance as Phil...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:00 PDT
In the fall, the 2 1/2-hour drive from Baltimore to downtown Cumberland feels like no time at all, thanks to the serene views of mountains and changing leaves you'll pass on your way through Western Maryland.
Nicknamed the Queen City, Cumberland' charms are apparent on arrival. Its mix of history...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:10:00 PDT(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:55:00 PDT
Amy Schumer has issued a sarcastic apology days after some people walked out of a Tampa, Florida, show in which she criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The comedian read a "Dear Tampa" letter during her show Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. She questioned...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:52:00 PDT
Ekiben, the Asian fusion eatery in Fells Point, is offering discounts on steamed buns and bowls for guests who arrive dressed in their Halloween best on Oct. 31.
The shop will offer $1 steamed bun sandwiches and $3 rice bowls for customers who come in costume between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Halloween....(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:24:00 PDT
More details have been unveiled surrounding Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde's restaurant, bar and coffee shop in the forthcoming Line Hotel in Washington — most importantly, their names.
A Rake's Progress, A Rake's Bar and the Cup We All Race 4 will open in the Adams Morgan hotel next year, along with...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:20:00 PDT
When it was announced Tuesday that rapper Tupac Shakur was among the 19 acts nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there was little argument among rap fans that the voting committee had made the right choice.
Shakur, who was killed two decades ago in a drive-by shooting on...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:31:00 PDT
The Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District has named Stephen Yasko, former general manager of Towson University radio station WTMD-FM, as its new executive director.
Yasko, a Locust Point resident, succeeds Priya Bhayana, the arts district's first director who stepped down in June after nearly...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:30:00 PDT
The screaming comes from behind the cornfield, a good half-mile away. Recognizable as female, the sound is blood-curdling and alarming.
It is what Ceceliah Hutton is known for.
Wearing an ethereal, bloodied gown and contacts that make her eyes look entirely white, she has become remarkably good...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:02:00 PDT
Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey, the debut product from Under Armour founder Kevin Plank’s distillery, has quickly made its presence known in the area. Now it’s expanding its reach to New York City, said Brian Treacy, the company's president.
The brand's expansion is "maybe a little ahead...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:24:00 PDT
The Baltimore Sun's final Secret Supper of the year will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
The dinner is the last in a four-part dining series The Sun has hosted throughout the year.
As with previous Secret Suppers, the location of the dinner will not be unveiled to ticket-holders until the morning...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:51:00 PDT
As "This Is Us" gets comfortable with its characters and the viewers get comfortable with them, it’s time to delve more into what got us here.
What were the catalysts for Kate’s overwhelming insecurities (which border on psychotic in this episode) and Kevin’s constant need for attention? What was...(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:44:00 PDT
A mobile app that offers tailored discounts at restaurants based on the day, time, weather and other factors is launching in Baltimore on Friday.
Founded on the premise that diners shouldn't pay the same amount to eat out on a rainy Tuesday as a sunny Friday, Spotluck will make its Baltimore debut...(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:19:00 PDT
"Bizarre Foods" connoisseur Andrew Zimmern is bringing viewers back to Baltimore in an upcoming show centered on Charm City eats.
"Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations" will premiere a Baltimore-themed episode Tuesday at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel.
"Hearty and unique favorites are featured,...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:43:00 PDT
The historic Montgomery Ward Warehouse in South Baltimore will host a free indoor art festival this November.
Artomatic@Baltimore will host hundreds of art exhibitions for six weeks starting Nov. 4, according to a recent new release.
The Artomatic art festival, which was first hosted in Washington...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:53:00 PDT
The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nine of the 19 acts nominated are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and Pearl Jam in their first year of eligibility....(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:22:00 PDT
NBC News on Monday fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.
Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape were reported...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:00:00 PDT
It's Latin Night on "Dancing With the Stars"! Which means Pitbull! And lots of feathers! I like all these things! The show starts with a performance from Pitbull. He's wearing his signature sunglasses, which is good because without them I honestly couldn't recognize him. Also, since it's a Pitbull...(image)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:08:00 PDT
Everyone’s doing anything and everything for the person they admire the most on the most recent episode of "Gotham."
Ed will stop at nothing to prove to Penguin that he is his most trusted confidant. That includes turning Butch’s schemes on their heads to vilify him. Butch and Tabitha, meanwhile,...(image)
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Doors Open Baltimore
Baltimore's best and most distinctive architecture gets showcased as part of this worldwide effort to point out just what builders and designers can do with brick, concrete, wood and whatever other materials they can find. More than 60 sites — some old (including the 1814 Peale...(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:45:00 PDT
"Broad City" comedian and Maryland Institute College of Art alumna Abbi Jacobson will star in a Netflix feature film alongside actor Dave Franco, Netflix confirmed.
The film, titled "6 Balloons," explores the upper-middle class heroin epidemic. Jacobson will play Kate, the sister of recovering...(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:42:00 PDT
“Westworld” continues to prove itself to be one of the smartest shows released in a while with its third episode, "The Stray."
“The Stray” introduces us to Ford’s new, twisted storyline, as well as giving us a look into the motivations of Bernard and Ford. We also get an impressive computer-generated...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:34:00 PDT
Attention, Hollywood: I have the perfect opening scene for the made-for-TV movie version on the 2016 presidential race.
Even though the moment occurred 14 months ago, I didn't know how prophetic it was until the hot-mic videotape of Donald Trump telling "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush how he...(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:46:00 PDT
Amy Schumer's rant against Donald Trump apparently turned off some fans at her show in Tampa, Florida.
The comedian slammed the Republican presidential nominee and brought a fan who supported him onstage to question him about his decision. She responded to people booing in the audience by telling...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:49:00 PDT
Everywhere he went, the artist James Pate heard the same sentiment expressed.
"What came up repeatedly," he says, "is that we in the African-American community were putting the Ku Klux Klan out of business."
The Dayton, Ohio-based artist's provocative response was 13 large-scale black-and-white...(image)
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The crowned Virgin in red is surrounded by so many angels playing musical instruments that the racket must have been deafening.
In the lower right corner of the painted panel, the figure pounding away on a keyboard looks a bit like a modern-day rocker. Around and around Mary the angels swirl, blowing...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:55:00 PDT
Before adding a two-story studio next to her Ruxton house, photographer Connie Imboden used a basement room for shoots. The walls were thickly painted black. Mirrors, long an integral component of her art, hung on chains from the ceiling.
Making a service call one day, an unsuspecting repairman...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:18:00 PDT
A James Beard Award-winning chef from New York is opening a restaurant on the Sagamore Spirit campus in Port Covington.
Chef Andrew Carmellini, along with Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom, all of the NoHo Hospitality Group, are partnering with Under Armour Inc. CEO Kevin Plank's Sagamore Development...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:52:00 PDT
A new Indian restaurant has moved into the space last occupied by India Rasoi in Little Italy.
Chef-owner Chander Shekhar opened Little India at 411 S. High St. about two weeks ago.
Shekhar previously owned Saagar Indian Cuisine in Gaithersburg. That restaurant closed, and he turned his sights...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:31:00 PDT
It looks like dog walking could finally be paying off for Sarah Rothschild.
Ten years ago, the Annapolis native and Federal Hill resident, 37, wrote a screenplay about a twentysomething woman who, after an unexpected divorce, comes up with a plan to get hired as a dog walker by her ex and his new...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:01:00 PDT
Stillpointe Theatre, one of the cool DIY troupes on the Baltimore scene, is spreading out. After opening new rented digs last year in Station North at 1825 N. Charles Street, the company this month rented the place next door, too.
That added venue at 1823 N. Charles was most recently known as the...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:03:00 PDT
Feeling his bar and restaurant had grown stale, Saute owner Dave Carey closed his Canton establishment at the end of July for a considerable rebranding. On Wednesday — after seven weeks of renovations — the new restaurant, Lee’s Pint and Shell (2844 Hudson St.), opened to the public.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:20:00 PDTA Maryland librarian and "Jeopardy" contestant has gone viral after host Alex Trebek said her favorite type of music is for "losers." Maryland Department of Legislative Services librarian Susan Cole of Bowie was featured on Wednesday night's episode of "Jeopardy" and revealed that one of her favorite...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A somewhat uncomfortable Kristina Sciarra stood in the bar area of the Laurrapin Grille in Havre de Grace Thursday evening surrounded by family and friends, as they watched the popular Food Network show "Chopped" that featured Sciarra, the restaurant's executive chef, as a contestant.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:21:00 PDT
Blue Hill Tavern opened to great fanfare in 2009, hailed as a pioneer in the awakening Brewers Hill area. Then diners mostly forgot about it.
It's time to put the restaurant back on everybody's eating radar. The food is straightforward and remarkably good, with classic American offerings like roasted...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:19:00 PDT
It takes most people two hours to complete a series of corn mazes at Lawyer's Winterbrook Farm — maybe 40 minutes if you're really an expert.
But for those responsible for the maze, it's more of a yearlong effort. And, as families flock to corn mazes across the state each fall, it's not enough...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:55:00 PDT
Two Maryland restaurants have been named among OpenTable's top 100 restaurants for foodies.
Charleston in Harbor East and Linwoods in Owings Mills made the list, which honors restaurants serving "delicious dishes, from rustic to refined, meant to be shared with both forks and phones," according...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:02:00 PDT
Despite hitting some rough patches and managing some major growing pains, Ginny and the rest of her San Diego Padres teammates on "Pitch" have made it to the midway point of the season, the All-Star Break.
For those “lucky” enough to be invited to the game, it's an opportunity to connect with...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:56:00 PDT
Iran's government has long tried to keep out American pop culture, but it seems happy to let Iranians watch the backstabbing, deceitful machinations of fictional U.S. politician Frank Underwood in "House of Cards." Iran's hard-liners point to the show and say: This is what America is really like....(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:30:00 PDT
The ban by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on WYPR radio reporter P. Kenneth Burns is outrageously anti-democratic. It shows either a lack of understanding or utter contempt on the part of Rawlings-Blake for the fundamental role of a free press in a democracy.
As I have regularly written here, I...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:04:00 PDT
Chapter 5 officially marks the halfway point of "American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare." And the story progresses rapidly — so quickly in fact, that one might assume the story was over, if we didn’t already know there were still five episodes to go.
As many viewers predicted, the events of...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:00 PDT
For months, Hampden residents and visitors have walked by and popped their heads in to check on progress of a new sports bar at the corner of West 36th Street and Elm Avenue. Next week, they’ll be able to grab a beer and food there while watching a game.
At 11 a.m. Monday, Five and Dime Ale House...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:46:00 PDT
Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate. In the book world's equivalent of a Supreme Court ruling, the Nobel judges declared Thursday that Dylan is not just a rock star but a poet of the very highest order.
Dylan, 75, becomes the first musician in the 115-year history of the Nobel to win the prize in literature....(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:26:00 PDT
“Seein’ Red,” the latest single from Dustin Lynch, captures the current state of its hot-blooded singer-songwriter as his star rises in country music.
“I’m talking red-hot red dress hanging on your hips / I’m talking backseat heartbeat, pounding in my chest,” Lynch sings over a slinking groove...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:13:00 PDT
As your regular writer, Ryan Eakin, recovers, I am back to give you the lowdown on last night’s episode of "Empire": "Cupid Kills."
The show opens up as Lucious and Andre arrive at Shyne’s recording studio to sign Nessa to Empire. The tables are quickly turned as we see Shyne has invited the heads...(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:39:00 PDT
On Saturday, I called Billy Bush dead meat at NBC. And it looks as if the network, which suspended the “Today” show host Sunday night, is about to make that official.
I could find no one in the TV news industry the last two days who thinks there is any way back for Bush at NBC News after a 2005...(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:42:00 PDT
The owner of Luigi's Italian Deli is selling his Hampden cafe as he prepares to move across the country.
Owner Chris Doiron's significant other, Ashley Boycher, currently an associate exhibition designer at the Walters Art Museum, recently accepted a position at the California Academy of Sciences...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:13:00 PDT
Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah is sharing in accolades for the U.K. premiere of "One Night in Miami," Kemp Powers' play about Cassius Clay (soon to be known as Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.
The production at London's Donmar Warehouse, which opened Tuesday,...(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:59:00 PDT
With a book deal in place, Thomas Dolby went digging through his personal archives of diaries, PalmPilots and yellow notepads. The exercise was enlightening, and even a bit frustrating for the now 57-year-old Johns Hopkins University professor.
"What was kind of charming about reading this stuff...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:53:00 PDT
After a week off because of to the vice presidential debate, "This Is Us" was back on NBC last night at its new time of 9 p.m. (Set those DVRs if you missed it!) Where we last left off, Randall had moved in his dying biological father, Kate was falling in love with Toby, and Kevin’s career was...(image)
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 07:54:00 PDT
If you’re looking for a restaurant with ambiance as memorable as the food, check out these 10 stunners. Their top-notch design will surround you with beauty, whether you want a historic setting, a sophisticated atmosphere or a whimsical room.(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:00 PDT
Peter Tork, who became famous in the 1960s as a member of The Monkees, is taking a break from a Monkees 50th anniversary North American tour to perform in Edgewood Friday night with his current band, Shoe Suede Blues.
The four-member Shoe Suede Blues will perform at Club 66, which is next door...(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:01:00 PDT
Founded on a shoestring less than a decade ago, the Strand Theater Company has made a significant contribution to the local scene by putting extra emphasis on women's voices — playwrights, actors, directors, designers.
That mission got a little trickier when the Strand left its leased Station North...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:25:00 PDT
Ending a summer of speculation, Janet Jackson has finally confirmed her long-rumored pregnancy at age 50, People reported Wednesday.
The youngest child of the Jackson musical dynasty, the artist said of her late-in-life pregnancy, “We thank God for our blessing.”
Rumors that Jackson was a potential...(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:37:00 PDT
Nothing says Baltimore more than a pile of hot steamed crabs crusted with Old Bay. But we don’t always need to get messy with our crustaceans.
The blue crab’s beautiful lumps are featured in a variety of preparations at area restaurants. These 11 are some of the best.(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:38:00 PDT
The craze for classical pop-up concerts, now a few years old around the world, hasn't run out of steam yet.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra players sprang up at Penn Station recently with music director Marin Alsop. And on Tuesday afternoon, Peabody Conservatory musicians will be spotted all over...(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:24:00 PDT
This week on "Dancing With the Stars," each star invites us to look at their "Most Memorable Year." At the end of last week’s recap, your regular correspondent, Amy Watts, said that I was much nicer about sob stories than she was, but I have no idea where she might have gotten that idea.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:11:00 PDT
An audience of 66.5 million watched Sunday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, according to Nielsen.
That's down from the 84 million who watched the first debate.
More from Nielsen on social media:
In terms of the social nature of the debate, there were 62 million social media...(image)
Sun, 9 Oct 2016 22:00:00 PDT
This presidential campaign has been so tabloid and downright strange that I didn’t think I could be stunned by anything I saw or heard in these closing weeks.
And then I turned to CNN at 7:57 tonight for the start of the debate, and the camera showed me three women sitting in the first row of the...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:00 PDT
The debate has been settled: Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill. Now, all we have to do is decide where to spend it. It may not go very far at some restaurants, but there are 10 ways to sate your appetite — and maybe even get a Washington back in the process.(image)
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:30:00 PDT
A Havre de Grace executive chef will be appearing next week on an episode of the popular Food Network show "Chopped."
Kristina Sciarra, the executive chef at Laurrapin Grille, will compete against three other chefs in an episode that airs Oct. 13 at 9 p.m.
Sciarra can't say how she did on the show,...(image)
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:28:00 PDT
It’s hard being an optimist in Gotham. Crime’s at an all-time high, Jim is struggling with his demons and Penguin became mayor, making a mockery of democracy.
But even the jokes at the expense of the presidential candidates couldn’t lighten heavy subject matters such as suicide and incest in “Mad...(image)
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:47:00 PDT
"The Real Housewives of Potomac" drama tends to be low stakes (squabbles over seating arrangements, really?), but here's an off-screen exception: A federal grand jury on Friday indicted friend-of-the-cast Brynee Baylor on charges that she bilked investors in a bogus scheme that promised huge returns...(image)
Sat, 8 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
No bicentennial to celebrate this year (guess we'll have to wait for 2112 for the next big War of 1812 commemoration), but that shouldn't make this any less of a good time. Look for a dozen Navy ships, plus plenty of other sailing vessels (including some...(image)
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:38:00 PDT
The tightly knit, intricate tapestry that is Westworld is slowly unraveling. The thread is being pulled as one stitch gives way to the next one.
The second episode of “Westworld” continues to show the evolution of these weathered robots while also giving us the perspective of a young guest making...(image)
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:30:00 PDT
Baltimore musician Sean K. Preston never expected to see his guitar, "June," again after she was stolen from his van during a show in January.
But the lead singer of Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols got the 1968 Harmony Archtone back last week after a tip from a fan led to her return.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:54:00 PDT
Ants march, honeybees hover, flowers bloom and corn grows on the rotating concentric circles of "Brackman's Botanical Bonanza!," a giant mechanical mandala spinning at the heart of a second-floor gallery in the American Visionary Art Museum.
Artist Wendy Brackman spent more than a year crafting...(image)
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 14:04:00 PDT
At the intersection of two corridors in the main building at Broadmead, the retirement community in Cockeysville, a small seating area with a few traditional-style chairs and a display case might not normally warrant a second glance.
But on a recent afternoon, passersby slowed their pace, drawn...(image)
Sat, 8 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
This Edgar Allan Poe is not immediately recognizable. He's clean-shaven and distinguished looking. And a substantial part of his writings are not poems and short stories, but literary criticisms, handwriting analyses, even short biographies.
There was a lot more to Poe, it seems, than the casual...(image)
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:33:09 PDT
Sunday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will square off in what's being billed as a "town hall debate."
The term conjures up images of brightly lit New England assembly halls and the Norman Rockwell "Freedom of Speech" illustration that shows a young man straight out of Frank Capra central...(image)
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 07:16:00 PDT
There’s something to be said for popular opinion.
We asked readers to name their favorite restaurants in the Baltimore area, and more than 700 responded.
Food critic Suzanne Loudermilk named Aldo’s Ristorante Italian among her top 10, and readers seemed to agree — the Little Italy spot was the...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 14:04:00 PDT
Standing inside Heavy Seas Beer’s taproom in Halethorpe on Wednesday evening, Barry Hansen is telling the company’s history in rich detail with ease. Minutes later, he’s leading a group of men and women — ages spanning from 21 to the retired — through the production facility, detailing the step-by-step...(image)
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 08:36:00 PDT(image)
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:10:00 PDT
Falling into a routine can be easy, especially when it comes to the bar scene in Baltimore.
All imbibers are “regulars” somewhere, and it's convenient to lean on what's familiar or what's in your comfort zone. For a lot of us, it's what's in walking distance.
We all have and need “our” spots, but...(image)
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 05:56:00 PDT
Nate Parker's debut feature, "The Birth of a Nation," owes a great deal of its storytelling, its brute force and its blood-boiling injustice to Mel Gibson's "Braveheart." "I love the comparison," Parker told Alex Billington of firstshowing.net, after Parker's Sundance Film Festival triumph in January....(image)
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:52:00 PDT
Let's be Blunt.
Emily Blunt is an excellent and wily actress. In "The Girl on the Train" she's persuasive enough, both in angsty, raging extremis and in wary voyeur mode, to play a sort of shell game with her own messed-up movie. Look over here! I've figured out how to make this plot device behave...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:46:00 PDT
As other Ellicott City shops and restaurants celebrate their reopening Thursday night, the Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant is among the businesses that will not return to Main Street.
Owners Lexi and Matthew Milani announced on the Rumor Mill's Facebook page this week that the spot would not...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:59:00 PDT
While Baltimore’s Full Tilt Brewing currently contract brews at the Peabody Heights Brewing facility in Abell, the company’s ultimate goal is to one day open their own brewery in the city.
That’s years down the line, though. In the meantime — and in an effort to one day reach that goal — Full Tilt...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:15:00 PDT
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra opened its 55th season last weekend with a hefty, strongly delivered program and some certified star power.
For the main item on the bill, Beethoven's epic Violin Concerto, the orchestra was especially fortunate to have Midori as soloist.
The Japanese-born American...(image)
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:10:00 PDT
In this podcast:4:05: Will Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" be a box-office success or suffer from a boycott promised by the director's critics? The movie, which tells the story of Nat Turner and the bloody slave rebellion he led in 1831, generated great buzz and garnered a lucrative Hollywood...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 06:46:00 PDT
Immediately after reading the script for "The Birth of a Nation," Jason Berman knew this was a movie he wanted to produce.
"I read it and was just blown away," says Berman, who grew up in Pikesville and graduated from Friends School of Baltimore. "I thought, 'This is incredible.'"
That was more...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 07:02:00 PDT
City Cafe is the little coffee shop that could. After 22 years, the Mount Vernon staple has blossomed into a full-fledged restaurant with lunch, brunch and dinner menus served in a sleek, contemporary space.
An espresso machine at the end of a new marble bar is a remaining nod to its early brew-house...(image)
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 08:05:00 PDT
There may be no War of 1812 bicentennial to celebrate this year, but that won't stop Baltimore from throwing a big-time party — complete with a fleet of warships taking over the Inner Harbor and beyond and the Navy's high-flying Blue Angels storming their way through the skies.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 14:20:00 PDT
As an accomplished producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Andrew Bird has always micromanaged the album-making process. But for his 10th full-length effort, the Illinois native deliberately took a less hands-on approach.
“I just wanted to give one more serious try that I maybe never...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 05:53:00 PDT
If you're having vacation withdrawal, you might want to head to the new Ocean City Brewing Co. in Reisterstown and pretend you're at the beach.
You may not hear waves crashing at this outpost (the original opened in Ocean City in 2014) but at least you can savor the brewing company's beers, plus...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 09:14:00 PDT
Greetings readers! Regular "Empire" recapper Ryan Eakin is sick this week, so I’ve been asked to fill in for him. It is my pleasure to give you the recap of this week’s episode, "What Remains is Bestial."
We’re all accustomed to the scandalous episode beginning and endings of this show, and this...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:09:00 PDT
The fourth chapter of "American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare" actually offers viewers a bit in the way of answers, particularly for this early in the season.
We are given detailed backstories on multiple characters, learn more of the mysterious house’s history, and are even told the evil...(image)
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 05:31:00 PDT
Banned in Boston, an act that could only guarantee more attention, Joseph Moncure March's 1928 poem "The Wild Party" presented a decidedly seamy slice of the times. The poet conjured up a roaring, whoring '20s, when the booze flowed as freely as the moral compasses.
March's narrative, centering...(image)