| 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...
| 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
| Mar 3, 2012
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...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 2:58 PM
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...
| 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"...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:44 PM
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-...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
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...