| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Since its last movie screening in 1968, the historic Ambassador Theater in Howard Park has been a cosmetology school, a dance hall and a Baptist church — and in recent years a vacant shell.
The Baltimore neighborhood's hopes for revitalization of...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:53 AM
It's hard to figure which primal fear Barry Levinson doesn't tap into with "The Bay," a horror-thriller in which, it turns out, the problems in the Chesapeake go much deeper than a declining oyster harvest and too much shoreline development.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:32 AM
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure.
Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.
"I got fought on it, by...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:59 PM
SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals features of the plot.
Baltimore-born film director Barry Levinson has said his new eco-horror movie, "The Bay," about a Chesapeake Bay turned deadly by environmental abuse, is "80 percent factual."
Bay scientists and...
| Nov 8, 2012
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“It’s on me! Is it on me? I can feel something crawling on me!”
If those words are going through your mind at the sight of the creepy little parasite thingies in “The Bay,” that makes two of us....
| Nov 8, 2012
It was only a matter of time before the found-footage craze drew a bona-fide name-brand Hollywood filmmaker into its vortex.
"The Bay" is directed by Oscar-winning Barry Levinson, known for his long-standing connection to the city of Baltimore through...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:46 PM
When Anthony Bourdain brings his Guts & Glory tour to the Hippodrome on Saturday, it will be a return engagement for the notoriously opinionated "chef-at-large".
Bourdain launched the Hippodrome's annual Foodie Experience series in May 2010, when he...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Frankly fake but authentically Baltimore, the Formstone that swaths many a rowhouse may seem low-brow or even tacky to some.
But should it be illegal?
A proposed overhaul of the Baltimore's zoning code would do just that, banning the faux stone...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:01 PM
When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
We've got good news and bad news for those clamoring to see how the iconic Baltimore movie "Diner" is adapted into a musical.
First the good news: The show's debut is set.
It will open in San Francisco this fall.
The less good news: Because of the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
News broke the other day that "Diner" the musical would premiere in San Francisco.
The show's producers trumpeted the news with much fanfare, going on and on about their excitement to open the Barry Levinson/Sheryl Crow collaboration -- which is all...