| Oct 4, 2012
** (out of four)
You’d think mid-life crises and marital woes were invented yesterday by the way they’re treated in the New Jersey-set “The Oranges,” which indicts suburban routine while indulging only in formula itself....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:53 AM
In "The Oranges," each time someone on screen is about to tip into dangerous sexual territory or wrestle with complicated, painful feelings, along comes the musical score by Klaus Badelt and Andrew Raiher to remind us we're watching a comedy — a...
| Oct 4, 2012
Dean interviews actor Hugh Laurie about his new movie "The Oranges."
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:18 AM
Two weeks ago, the conventional wisdom was that televised presidential debates weren’t going to matter much this year.
Then a TV debate took place in Denver on Oct. 3, and we are still talking about Big Bird being threatened, moderator Jim Lehrer...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Growing up in Texas, I played softball — fast pitch. After playing in the hot Texas sun, our team, the Sweetpeas, had a snack of oranges and water, in containers brought from home.
Today, my husband and I are new Howard County residents, and we...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Realignment saber rattling and subsequent media hysteria don’t unnerve Jim Weaver and Craig Littlepage. The athletic directors at Virginia Tech and Virginia, they helped chart the ACC’s last two expansions, and they’ve observed from afar...
| May 31, 2012
| 10:03 AM
The world has quite a few talented, conceptual directors — the kind of auteur artisans who, when their name is on the program, invariably shake up the play you are seeing or make you ponder the art of theater in some new way. Sean Graney, the...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 11:56 AM
During her long career as a sculptor and painter in Baltimore, Amalie Rothschild developed a distinctive take on geometric abstraction. You can follow the arc of that career in a gallery-filling retrospective at Towson University's Center for the Arts...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Martha Socolar from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a pasta salad with turkey that she said was printed on a box of Mueller's shell pasta in the mid-1990s. She said the recipe was on the box for a long time, but she never copied it down. Sue Housel...
| Sep 12, 2012
Rosh Hashana's rich, slow-cooked foods and honeyed golden fruits reflect the changing seasons and offer the promise of a sweet new year. What if, however, the view outside the window isn't of maples and oaks but palms and banyan trees? And the colors...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:40 PM
One of my colleagues asked why I picked oranges for this cartoon. I wanted to do a cartoon about the democracy movement in Egypt, or shall I say the futility of a democracy movement as long as the army is running the show. I was free associating and...