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  • Looking back at 'Diner,' 30 years later

    Looking back at 'Diner,' 30 years later
    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,...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    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 Sitter NOTABLE TV MONDAY The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current) Gossip...
  • 'Diner' cast members join Barry Levinson at anniversary celebration

    'Diner' cast members join Barry Levinson at anniversary celebration
    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...
  • Werner's to reopen in March 2012 under new ownership

    Werner's to reopen in March 2012 under new ownership
    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,...
  • Any other 'killer' Levinson project to be feted?

    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
  • Michael Tucker draws on family cancer crisis for new novel

    Michael Tucker draws on family cancer crisis for new novel
    A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie." Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
  • City looking for new partners to run the Hollywood Diner

    City looking for new partners to run the Hollywood Diner
    After a brief hiatus, the Hollywood Diner is back in business — but the city has other plans for the downtown eatery. Baltimore City, which owns the property, has terminated its lease with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, the...
  • The Woman Behind the New Documentary about Connecticut's Real-Life Horse Whisperer

    The Woman Behind the New Documentary about Connecticut's Real-Life Horse Whisperer
    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...
  • Ultimate Baltimore 2011: Best of the City results

    Ultimate Baltimore 2011: Best of the City results
    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"...
  • 'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical

    'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical
    Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
  • What they're saying about 'Diner: the Musical'

    What they're saying about 'Diner: the Musical'
    As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch. Even in a world...