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  • What critics are saying about Baltimore-made 'VEEP'

    What critics are saying about Baltimore-made 'VEEP'
    From a Sunday magazine cover piece to Page One stories and blogs posts, I feel like I have been writing about the new HBO satire "VEEP" for at least a year. But the series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus  as Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes vice...
  • PASSINGS: Joe Clarke, Ronald Searle

    PASSINGS: Joe Clarke, Ronald Searle
    Joe Clarke Youth basketball icon in Los Angeles Joe Clarke, 75, a youth basketball icon in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years who founded the Watts Magicians travel team and helped dozens of boys and girls try to reach their basketball dreams on and off...
  • Bartlett burned by flap over mustache measure

    Bartlett burned by flap over mustache measure
    It's made news from Vancouver to Sydney, has been scrutinized for scandal by a conservative news magazine and has even become an issue in Maryland’s competitive race for the 6th Congressional District.  At issue is the STACHE Act, a satirical...
  • Joyce DeWitt Joins 'Simpsons' Writer's New Play at UConn

    Joyce DeWitt Joins 'Simpsons' Writer's New Play at UConn
    Just when you thought the project was already pretty interesting....Joyce DeWitt, the actress best known for the '70s sitcom "Three's Comedy," will star in the new play by "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss which will receive its world premiere in...
  • HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland

    HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland
    "VEEP," the HBO political satire starring Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, started production Monday on location in the Baltimore area, Gov. Martin O'Malley and the cable channel said. The Maryland Film Office estimates that the first season of the series will...
  • BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'

    BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'
    At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • On Theater: 'Ruthless' a murderous satiric delight in Laguna

    On Theater: 'Ruthless' a murderous satiric delight in Laguna
    It's not exactly true that "Ruthless," the current production at Laguna Beach's No Square Theatre, is the musical version of "The Bad Seed," but there are enough references to that play to cause eyebrow raising among the most casual theatergoers. For...
  • Review: Martin Amis' biting 'Lionel Asbo' has nowhere to go

     Review: Martin Amis' biting 'Lionel Asbo' has nowhere to go
    -------------------- Lionel Asbo State of England Martin Amis Alfred A. Knopf: 256 pp., $25.95 -------------------- He was born Lionel Pepperdine but changed his name to "Asbo" for England's commonly known Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which targets...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire

     Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire
    -------------------- Fobbit A Novel David Abrams Black Cat: 372 pp., $15 paper -------------------- In "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien's brilliantly inventive 1978 novel, the title character seeks to escape the madness of 20th-century warfare...