| May 24, 2011
On National Compliment Day, The Faker set her alarm early and spent an extra 20 minutes primping. She donned her cutest jeans, her of-the-moment-est kicks and hit the pavement by 8 a.m., ready for the compliments to start pouring in.
She's still waiting....
| Feb 27, 2011
Amidst a rough economic time, the entertainment business has taken a big hit. People are cutting back when it comes to entertainment, from downloading fewer songs on iTunes to going to the movies less often. Consequently, television has become an...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Jul 10, 2011
Even though she was born 100 years ago next month and her mega-hit TV show premiered 60 years ago this October, there remains a single truth about Lucille Ball: We still love Lucy.
"I Love Lucy" is in black and white, and the fashions are outdated, but...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:54 PM
In "Morning," one of Pablo Neruda's best-known love sonnets, the speaker gushes, "Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba; /You've vines and stars in your hair." In one bold image Neruda expresses his passion for both a woman and a country. Such...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of television icon Lucille Ball. Expect commemorative ceremonies and viewing marathons over the weekend, but Orlando residents and theme parkers can celebrate Lucy year round at the Universal Studios...
| Aug 21, 2011
From the first celebrity customer — Apache leader Geronimo — to the recent collaboration with high-end boutique Opening Ceremony, which introduced the brand to the fashion crowd, here are a few key moments in the 102-year history of...
| Sep 8, 2011
Rocco Frank, the Milford Independent Party's mayoral candidate, admits he approached both the Republican and Democratic candidates with the same offer: He would drop out of the race and endorse whichever one promised him a paid municipal job if elected....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers a selection of reader questions about the Ravens' 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday.
Andy in Hagerstown: I've been on board with Joe Flacco and this coaching staff, but I am off the bandwagon....
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:26 AM
It's time, dear reader, to raise a glass to Mick Napier, improv queen Susan Messing, wild Joe Bill, hard-toiling Jennifer Estlin, restless Mark Sutton and the Annoyance Theatre, which have, improbably, survived together for 25 years.
On Aug. 18, the...