| May 8, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Joe Tropea thought he was writing a research paper on the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic anti-war activists who set draft records ablaze outside a Selective Service office in 1968. But what he was really working on was a movie script.
"I just got...
| May 4, 2013
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Talk about a great story just falling into your lap.
Baltimore filmmaker Ramona Diaz can't help but chuckle while recounting how she first heard about Arnel Pineda, the unlikely successor to Steve Perry as lead singer for Journey and the subject of...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:16 AM
In 2006, local painter Lauren Boilini left the Midwest for graduate school in Baltimore, and she never left. She stayed to teach and become a part of the art community, and now is a painting and drawing instructor at MICA.
Boilini, 29, was born in...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:50 PM
After a day in which they temporarily became waterfront businesses, shops and cafes on North Charles Street began reopening Thursday, when the river created by a massive water main break at 20th Street receded.
While several blocks remained closed to...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is expected to approve the sale of the Senator Theatre to its current operators Wednesday for $500,000.
Senator Theatre LLC, a company controlled by James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen Lyon, has...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:55 AM
A new Sofi's Crepes has opened in Fells Point.
The new cafe is in the Brown's Wharf complex on Thames Street, which also houses Amuse Toys and Ten Thousand Villages. The new location, which is set back in the courtyard, facing the pier, will have a...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:01 AM
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...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Lois G. Caplan, a retired library supervisor and film buff, died Dec. 25 of cancer at her Arnold home. She was 71.
A daughter of dungaree manufacturers, the former Lois Gloria Simons was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1960 from...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
The most towering figure in Hollywood history wore ill-fitting clothes, including shoes several sizes too big, and never said a word. Beginning Saturday, he'll be spending a year at Baltimore's Charles Theatre.
Charlie Chaplin, a British expatriate who...