| Aug 12, 2009
At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
| Aug 17, 2009
| 2:17 PM
Amy Adams ( "Julie & Julia") and Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") make an engaging duo as sisters who take up a very specialized profession in director Christine Jeffs' seriocomic tale. Their business is to clean up crime scenes, and the literally...
| Aug 19, 2009
The first time I went to Paris, a friend's old boyfriend, a poet who taught English to the employees of the French phone company, took me in hand and introduced me to his favorite restaurants. This American in Paris was mad about simple bistros and lively...
| Aug 22, 2009
| 12:22 PM
"Inglourious Basterds" is off to a strong start, selling a studio-estimated $14.3 million worth of tickets on its opening day in the U.S. and Canada.
If it matches the performance of previous Quentin Tarantino-directed films, or recent male-oriented...
| 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,...
| Jun 8, 2010
David Welch likes to joke that he started working in his father's meat market when it opened in 1953. He was 5 years old.
"But they didn't make me go full time until I was 12," he said.
Welch's Stop & Shop has moved twice since it opened in Griffith,...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...