| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death.
The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Most years, the last day of school comes with a sigh of relief, but this year what students and teachers describe is more akin to the body-draining feeling of finishing a marathon.
"If I could frame it in one word I would just say 'exhausted,' " said...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Grab your picnic basket and enjoy live blues music in an Elkridge park. Dig out the easel and paint pictures of flowers and historic storefronts in Ellicott City. Or as the sun sets, learn how to salsa dance under one of downtown Columbia’s most...
| Jun 6, 2014
She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive.
10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves
Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, I was awakened by persistent knocking on my guesthouse door. An LAPD officer was at the door because two beautiful people, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, had lost their lives.
Me? I was a wanna-be actor from...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:46 PM
"Beware the Ides of March!" the soothsayer warns in William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar." When the day comes around, Caesar is stabbed by his enemies and friends, prompting him to ask, "Et tu, Brute?" before dying. Both quotes have made it into...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:45 PM
For a story filled with death, Orlando Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet" has a wonderful amount of life in it.
The dancers beautifully convey the emotional beats of Shakespeare's story. Larry Rayburn's simple and effective set design complements the mood...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Greg Finley often worried about his character's -- and thus his -- chances of surviving the first season of The CW's new series "Star-Crossed."
In the "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired drama premiering at 7 p.m. Monday, 29-year-old Finley plays Drake, a member...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Bake-your-own-bread: Local organic flour mill Grist & Toll presents the first in a new series of community pop-ups and workshops at its Pasadena location on Sunday. This first event will feature M.O.M.O. (Michael O'Malley's Mobile Oven), where guests...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...