| Mar 9, 2013
The handsome young man sitting in the pink parlor chair radiates restlessness, a disdain for social conventions and undeniable self-satisfaction.
The impatience in Richard Caton Woodville's "Self-Portrait with Flowered Wallpaper" can be detected in...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In "Snitch," a thriller set in the dangerous drug world, Dwayne Johnson plays a father who goes to work as a drug informant to free his jailed son.
The PG-13 film from Participant Media features a street fight, a car chase and a gun battle — high-...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Part of the charm of Baltimore's arts scene is that someone is always hitting the "refresh" button.
An art gallery or music club shuts down on one block, only to have another pop up a few streets over. Abandoned or underused venues might suddenly...
| Dec 1, 2012
A friend of mine lost her roommate's cat a few years ago. Her roommate was out of town, and my friend was caring for the animal. The cat was allowed out for a bit in the evenings, behind their complex. One night, my friend forgot to let him back in. In...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Do you use Google Play? If so, have you noticed that they’ve rolled out a new “Instant Playlist”-generating feature recently? It’s very strange, and kind of cool.
Google Play (otherwise and formerly known as Google Music) -- in...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. Times and places will not be announced. Nor should you even try to imagine what kind of music, let...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms.
But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Anyone traveling around Los Angeles recently has likely noticed the menacing imagery of men in paramilitary garb with their faces covered by spooky animal masks. They appeared for a time as ghostly figures overlaid on posters for other movies, though they...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:26 AM
You've got to hand it to him. Jon Bibbs is an ambitious guy. The gifted singer and former Hampton University student is launching a tour that salutes greats of soul music: Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye.
“These men are larger...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made no secret of the fact that their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines” is influenced by the classic Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.”
Now they are suing to protect themselves from...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Journalism — especially that of the pop-culture variety — has endured all sorts of blows in the last five years: layoffs left and right, publications getting shuttered, checks being slashed. But when all seems utterly dark and the stray vapors...