| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...