| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Ted Frankel and Bill Gilmore
It would be difficult for even the smartest holiday decorations to compete with the artwork that fills every corner of Ted Frankel's North Calvert Street four-story brownstone. So he and his partner, Bill Gilmore, don't...
| Nov 25, 2012
After the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits across the country want you to spend more — on Giving Tuesday.
This is a fundraising initiative in which nonprofits and even big corporations will encourage people to make a...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Saturday is the day Fifi looks forward to every year.
Fifi is the American Visionary Art Museum's giant pink poodle-with-wheels, who once a year ventures outside to take part in what is clearly Baltimore's funkiest annual event, the Kinetic Sculpture...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Programming for open-air festivals is like programming for neighborhood theaters: You've got to know your audience. The Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival almost started a mini-riot one year when organizers decided not to open with "Moonstruck." Never...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:29 AM
What's the best way to fill an open space with smiles for a summer night?
Fit in a big, bright movie screen, and hundreds are sure to follow. Every summer, in every corner of Baltimore, the light of the silvery moon turns outdoor silver screens into...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:58 AM
It's the opening of the year, so far.
Chazz: A Bronx Original opens Friday in Harbor East. If you haven't received your VIP invitations, don't panic. The grand opening isn't until June 23.
But the "soft opening" will give Baltimore diners (think of them...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:49 PM
When Sue Spaid started her job as the Contemporary Museum's executive director in November, she said she wouldn't be offering "an easy art experience." But she didn't say it couldn't be fun, or even funny.
And that's the point of her first show at the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:27 AM
When Zane Lamprey travels, his version of sightseeing involves barhopping and trying out the local specialties in beer and cocktails.
Lamprey is the host of "Drinking Made Easy," a travel show on HDNet that does for bar crawls what Anthony Bourdain's "No...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters
Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:51 AM
A Better Life
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part
Winnie the Pooh
Eureka (season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, Syfy)
MLB Home Run Derby (special, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN)
Warehouse 13 (season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...