| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Werner's luncheonette, a downtown fixture since 1950 that was a gathering spot for politicians and lawyers as well as office workers and citizens serving jury duty, is closing Friday.
Coming just a few months after the demise of Burke's restaurant, the...
| 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 7, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Jim Rouse's "festival market place" concept for the Inner Harbor, with retail pavilions and entertainment venues, brought with it the retail industry's pattern of re-branding and call for entertaining with ever new "attractions." This put the harbor...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 9:54 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named Reading in 1729 for John Read, the first white man to settle in the area, and also influenced by Reading in Berkshire, England. Changed to Redding when it was incorporated, most likely to match the pronunciation of the English...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:34 AM
BBC America has set an Aug. 19 premiere date for its first original drama series, "Copper."
The 10-episode season was created by Tom Fontana ("Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," "St. Elsewhere") and Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball," "Southland"). Barry...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The city is looking for someone to operate the Hollywood Diner. The comptroller's office has issued a formal request for a new operator of the property, made famous as a filming location for the Barry Levinson film "Diner."
Late last year, the city...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Here's some news about a show I'm now even more excited to see: BBC America's original drama "Copper" has found its lead actors.
Tom Weston-Jones, who has starred in "MI-5," will play Irish-American copper Kevin Corcoran in the series set in 1860s New...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Carl Sagan observed: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." And if you wish to comprehend the palpable dynamic that operates between Baltimore fans and their professional football team, you first have to...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner."
Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
New Year’s Eve
The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current)
| Dec 11, 2011
| 10:33 AM
Sherry Korsover waited 51 years for her Forest Park High classmate, Barry Levinson, to sign her yearbook.
"I was so in love with you," she told a smiling Levinson Saturday night, as about 800 "Diner" fans came to Johns Hopkins University to celebrate the...