| Sep 5, 2009
One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers.
They're not professional...
| Oct 7, 2009
For 68 years, Gourmet magazine upheld at least one end of the foodie vision. For decades, its vision virtually defined sophisticated cuisine for Americans. Back then, Gourmet was the only game in town.
In its early days, the magazine had a genteel,...
| Nov 29, 2009
Cleaving A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession Julie Powell Little, Brown: 308 pp., $24.99
It's a loaded title: "Cleaving" is one of those words that turns on itself depending upon how it's used; to cling on the one hand, to sever on the other....
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made – won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:59 AM
Live from New York, it's Sue Sylvester!
You just know it will happen sometime during the 90 minutes when recent "Glee" Emmy winner Jane Lynch plays guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Oct. 9.
The iconic, sardonic gym coach she embodies each...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 7:02 AM
A story by "The Sixth Sense" mentor M. Night Shyamalan fuels this relatively OK melodrama of several people trapped in an elevator ... the catch being that one of them is Satan, meaning that things really get too close for comfort for the other four...
| Jun 17, 2010
| 11:52 AM
Ben Stiller tones down his act by placing himself in the hands of writer-director Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") - and Baumbach's wife, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, who helped conceive the story and is a co-star here - in this comedy-drama....
| Mar 8, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Restaurant weeks come and go. Already this year, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Annapolis have mounted successful winter dining promotions. Frederick is wrapping up its winter restaurant week Sunday.
Talbot County is up next. Some...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 3:34 PM
Wendy McClure stands, slipper-clad, next to the breadbox in her kitchen inspecting a jar of sourdough starter, a simple mixture of fermenting flour and water. It will be the base of the Long Winter bread we are about to make.
"It's alive!" she jokes,...
| Aug 7, 2009
You're probably wondering why I haven't reviewed Julie & Julia yet. Gailor and I going to the movies tomorrow, and it's going to be The Hurt Locker, not Julie & Julia. What can I say? I've been wanting to see......