| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Seventy years ago, Guy Stern wasn’t allowed to set foot inside the officers club at Camp Ritchie near Cascade.
But on Tuesday, he was welcomed there as a returning hero.
“I was a buck private,” the 90-year-old Stern said as he stood on...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 12:07 PM
I’m not sure who has a worse track record with bad movies – Tyler Perry or Nicholas Sparks. Perhaps the edge should go to Perry, since he’s involved in every aspect of his crappy films. And Sparks did give us The Notebook, which wasn&...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:33 AM
There’s a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion.
“Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a...
| Mar 7, 2013
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If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
| Feb 7, 2013
Valentine's Day is one week away, and as some of you have already discovered, restaurant reservations are going fast.
That's the bad news. The good news is that Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year for reservation no-shows. So if the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Atticus Shaffer, perhaps best known as Brick Heck on ABC’s “The Middle,” is a well-spoken, smart and interesting 14-year-old who would make any mother proud. He defies the traditional stereotype of a young teenager, with interests such...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Neil Simon's commentary, "Cardin stands for rights" (Dec. 13), correctly depicts U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin's steadfast pursuit to hold accountable violators of human rights in Russia with the killing of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
Our concern is that the U.S....
| Dec 20, 2012
The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he'...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Mike McGrann, formerly marketing chief at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, has changed jobs and is now working for the Hampton History Museum. Looks like he's brought his love of live music to his new post.
Next month, the Hampton History Museum will...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Nov 18, 2012
Mitt Romney finally has it figured out. He knows why he lost. Guess what? It was all President Barack Obama's fault.
Of course, that's not exactly the way Romney puts it. He puts it in a way that sounds even more silly than that. Or perhaps, depending...