| Apr 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Â Dr. Jack Kevorkian — who gainedÂ headlines as Dr. Death — will talk to Anderson Cooper on Thursday. CNN saysÂ Kevorkian willÂ discussÂ his acknowledgmentÂ that he helped in at least 130 assisted suicides andÂ ta...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:36 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...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:26 AM
It really was the last picture show.
Baltimore's most passionate advocate of historic movie houses stood before the stage last night, and addressed a standing room only crowd of about 1,000. His voice cracking a little with emotion, he said, for the...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 7:45 AM
As the television industry comes together Sunday night in Hollywood to honor the best work of last year, there will be few creative communities better represented than Baltimore.
The nominees include two generations of Baltimore-born-and-bred directors...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 1:19 PM
Al Pacino recently won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of "death doctor" Jack Kevorkian in this HBO film directed by Barry Levinson ("Rain Man").
A patient's right to determine his own fate is debated as Kevorkian stands trial over his apparatus that...
| 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"...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Director Barry Levinson and cast members from his breakthrough 1982 hit "Diner" will re-unite in Baltimore next month for conversations and screenings in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.
The centerpiece of the celebration will be a Dec. 10...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:46 PM
One of the producers of the South Dakota Film Festival, Brent Brandt, was very persistent in making sure that cinematographer Adam Greenberg would make it to Aberdeen.
After he agreed to come, Greenberg said that Brandt would still call him with a...
| 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-...