| May 8, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Lotfy Nathan spent some five years putting together his film about West Baltimore's dirt-bike culture. Now, with national acclaim for "12 O'clock Boys" promising to turn it into one of the year's breakout documentaries after a February premiere at the...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:21 AM
It used to be that the Maryland Film Festival was just a cool neighborhood event for Courtney Knipp — a bunch of obscure movies being shown just up the street from her home in Mount Vernon.
Not anymore, not with thousands of film fans massing in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:10 PM
As President Fred Lazarus IV expanded the Maryland Institute College of Art over the past 35 years and helped turn it into one of the nation's leading arts colleges, supporters say, he has also focused on Baltimore — to the betterment of his college...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Joe Tropea thought he was writing a research paper on the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic anti-war activists who set draft records ablaze outside a Selective Service office in 1968. But what he was really working on was a movie script.
"I just got...
| May 4, 2013
A dozen films to be shown at this year's Maryland Film Festival have ties to Baltimore or Maryland — a record number, organizers say. Here are some of the highlights:
"12 O'Clock Boys" Maryland Institute College of Art grad Lotfy Nathan's...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Spring is finally here. The birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. People are getting outside more and more. Warming air and longer days brighten spirits. Little League is now in full swing and Thursday was opening day for the Suns.
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
A request by the former owner of the Parkway Theatre for a new condemnation trial was denied Tuesday by Maryland's high court.
A&E North LLC argued that the city should have paid to remove “automobile parts and other assorted junk” stored in...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Eighteen months ago, Baltimore post-punk heroes Double Dagger played its final show at the Ottobar. But the trio of Nolen Strals, Denny Bowen and Bruce Willen aren't finished celebrating the band's career.
On April 20 — internationally known as...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Who would have thought that an old automobile repair and tire shop promises to emerge as a theater, restaurant and small office building? Look for the Single Carrot Theatre to move into enlarged permanent quarters at the corner of Howard and 26th streets,...
| May 5, 2012
| 2:32 PM
John Waters opened his audience's eyes to a kind of film experience they'd probably never had before. Another writer-director raised in Maryland scared a late-night crowd silly. A movie about a sexual assault left some viewers heading for the exits early....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Lee Gardner, editor of Baltimore's City Paper, is leaving the alt-weekly to become a senior editor of the Washington-based Chronicle of Higher Education.
Gardner, 47, said 17 years at the City Paper — including 10 as the editor — was simply...