| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Werner's luncheonette, the downtown fixture that was a gathering spot for politicians and lawyers, will reopen under new ownership.
Werner's, which closed on April 15 after a 61-year run, has been sold to John Smoudianis, the owner of Never on Sunday,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Regarding the celebration in Baltimore for Barry Levinson's movie "Diner," ("Cast members, director celebrate 'Diner's 30th," Dec. 12, I trust we will not be celebrating Mr. Levinson's "Homicide: Life on the Street."
Francis J. Gorman, Baltimore
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Buck Brannaman inspired both the Nicholas Evans novel The Horse Whisperer and later the subsequent Robert Redford film adaptation. Now he’s the subject of a documentary. Buck, which opens on June 23 across the country,is a sincere and sturdy...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters
Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:57 AM
It’s 1:15 on a warm and sunny fall afternoon in Canton, and the downstairs bar and lounge area of the Fork & Wrench is packed with about 30 people.
No, it’s not an office party or a surge of late lunchgoers waiting for a table upstairs at the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:54 AM
A personally distraught mid-19th-century New York investigator (played by Tom Weston-Jones) is the main character in this drama, from executive producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, that's garnered a lot of attention from its BBC America run.
| May 17, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The coming of the Internet Age dramatically changed the world of criticism.
It used to be that anyone who had a fascination with the movies would wait until their newspaper, or some other print publication, decided to write about a new movie.
| Jun 3, 2012
Baltimoreans and Marylanders have become blase about actors being in their midst, along with bellowing directors, film crews, blocked-off streets filled with Hollywood's iconic caravans of trucks, trailers and spotlights, and sidewalks choked with zig-...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:24 AM
BBC America has given us a first look at its upcoming drama "Copper."
The teaser shows the series' main protagonist, Det. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) shooting someone, pummeling a prisoner with brass knuckles, sitting in bed with what appears to be...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...