| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The Laguna Community Concert Band scored another hit performance Monday at the Festival of Arts.
The concert was a musical triumph that few would have imagined when the idea of a community band was first conceived over a cup of coffee in 1998 at Zinc...
| Jul 31, 2011
Thoughts Without Cigarettes
Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50
Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century?
Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 12:15 PM
The family that works on plays together, stays together.
OK, so that's not exactly the old adage. But it might become a new one if the husband-and-wife acting team of Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn continue on the same artistic road they've been...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Thursday, August 25
FREAKS AND GREEKS
If any country is America's brethren, it's Greece. It also went from being a trailblazer in the field of democracy and the center of global culture and commerce to a humiliated deadbeat nation. (It took Greece...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 29, 2011
Veterans of the mating wars will recognize the scene, from one agonizing side or another. There has been a single date — an awkward date that began with the tactless suggestion that the woman's dress resembled a birthday cake — but it...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Baltimore County school leaders disregarded advice from state officials and forged ahead to overhaul the teaching of English, spending more than $5 million over the past few years to buy textbooks that mostly sit unused and to rewrite a curriculum that...
| Oct 1, 2011
Suddenly, I have a hankering to hoist a beer at Capt. Tony's, on that barstool with Bob Dylan's name painted on it, looking out the door at the free-spirited lifestyle of Key West.
Yeah, the scene on Duval Street isn't the anarchistic scene that it was...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 11:16 AM
“You know it don’t take much intelligence to get yourself into a nailed-up coffin, Laura. But who in hell ever got himself out of one without removing one nail?” asks sozzled Tom Wingfield of his pathologically shy sister. But the answer...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Playwright-poet Marcus Gardley will be the Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage during the 2011-2012 season.
Gardley was awarded the 2011 PEN Laura Pels award for Mid-Career Playwright. He was recently chosen as one of “50 writers to watch&...