| May 14, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The last time Victoria Dinatale had an acting gig was in 1978, when she played a tree in a North Carroll High School production of a play whose name she can't even recall.
But she still remembers the thrill of the spotlight, which is what drew her and...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
After a long time wandering in the wilderness, with no movie or TV production under way in Maryland, local actors, technicians, caterers, drivers, set builders and hospitality professionals are back to work with the production in Baltimore of the HBO...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 7:46 PM
West suburban politicians beamed as they dug shovels into scruffy industrial land two years ago to herald a new Metra station meant to redefine the blue-collar town of Bellwood with tony condos and shops.
But the station was not built, and the dream...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
| May 26, 2011
Hard as it is to believe, it's been a whopping 26 years since the New Kids on the Block released their first single. For the Backstreet Boys, it's been 16.
New Kid Donnie Wahlberg was a spry 17 back then; so was the Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean.
A lot has...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The news that Animal Collective would perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion — which inspired, at least in name, their breakout album of the same name — was greeted in some corners of Baltimore with unmitigated glee.
But on Saturday, don't...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Nov 14, 2010
Reporting from Media, Pa. —
Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass.
Wells wants the Asian...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 6:00 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
If Brit Brit is still the reigning Pop Princess, Lady Gaga is her rebellious little sister.
At 24, Lady Gaga has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide and tapped into the mainstream and gay and...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:08 AM
It is in Elsa Walsh's warm and unpretentious nature that she would not toss her husband's name around like confetti.
So when architect Stephen Muse raced back from looking at a piece of waterfront property to tell her how amazing it was and how much he...