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  • John Travolta shares memories of 'Hairspray,' 'Pulp Fiction' and other films

    John Travolta shares memories of 'Hairspray,' 'Pulp Fiction' and other films
    A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans. Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...
  • The movies are a mission for Baltimore's George Figgs

    The movies are a mission for Baltimore's George Figgs
    Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended — in the dark, projected onto a bigger-...
  • Baltimore colleges push to improve neighborhoods

    Baltimore colleges push to improve neighborhoods
    Change has swept through the University of Baltimore — and the surrounding neighborhood — over the past decade. Striking new academic buildings, an apartment building and the university's first dormitory have appeared among the brownstones...
  • Baltimore City Paper editor to leave after 10 years

    Baltimore City Paper editor to leave after 10 years
    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...
  • Md. film festivals offered advance look at Oscar nominees

    Md. film festivals offered advance look at Oscar nominees
    Local film fans may have a leg up on the competition when it comes to their Oscar pools, thanks to the folks at the Maryland Film Festival and Chesapeake Film Festival. "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which enjoyed a long run at The Charles Theatre last...
  • Double Dagger to host '333' release party on Record Store Day

    Double Dagger to host '333' release party on Record Store Day
    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...
  • Md. high court denies new Parkway Theatre trial

    Md. high court denies new Parkway Theatre trial
    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...
  • MICA president Fred Lazarus to retire at end of 2014 academic year

    MICA president Fred Lazarus to retire at end of 2014 academic year
    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...
  • Also from Baltimore …

    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...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies

    Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...