| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
My elation quickly soured as I read commentator Eileen Pollock's assessment of life in Baltimore following her return to the city after years of living in Manhattan ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I agree that we desperately need more public...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Shortly before Rashad Hawkins was born, his family left one of Baltimore's toughest housing projects to seek a better life. Yet moving a few blocks away didn't negate the exposure to urban poverty, drugs and crime.
"The man that raised me as his own son...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Trust John Waters to never go for the easy choice.
"Abuse of Weakness," the latest work from controversial French filmmaker Catherine Breillat, is Waters' pick for this year's Maryland Film Festival, set for May 7-11, largely in the Station North Arts...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris.
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Irish actor Aidan Gillen plays Petyr Baelish, a sometimes villainous schemer nicknamed Littlefinger, on HBO's "Game of Thrones." Once humiliated in a duel with Lord Brandon Stark for the hand of Lady Catelyn Tully, Baelish now seeks out Catelyn's naive...
| Mar 16, 2014
Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window — and no one made a peep.
The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery.
Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Baltimore artist Carabella Sands is inspired by "mermaids, cats, decisions, force, loss, the vulnerability and power of nudity" and "smeared gender roles"
Or, what she calls, "the scary parts of fairy tales."
Sands' show of 271 drawings and a few...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The 16th Maryland Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with a roster of short films and a crowd of optimistic film fans.
"I heard from all my filmmaker friends that this is the friendliest festival to filmmakers, and it's obvious that is a true...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The 16th Maryland Film Festival began this week with cinephiles carefully mapping out their plans and cautiously optimistic that a move from the five-screen Charles Theatre to seven different locations would not crimp their style.
"I thought it would,...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Grumblings seemed few as the 16th Maryland Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, having weathered a forced relocation to North Avenue and other nearby areas.
"I've been really enjoying it," cinephile Greg Golinski said Saturday, about halfway through his...