Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and it goes without saying that today, Jan. 18 2016, is much brighter than any day King ever saw. We’ve elected and re-elected the first black president. The Confederate flag no longer hangs over South Carolina. Teen Vogue recently recognized the slogan #blackgirlmagic. …Read More »
We had so much fun mingling, eating tortellini and fantasizing about future shower heads that look like museum pieces. Thanks for having us Kohler Showroom! #AboutLastNightRead More »
Taraji gave out cookies, Leo won and Alejandro González Iñárritu is making history The 73rd Annual Golden Globes happened last night.
Last night, the 73rd annual Golden Globes premiered several surprises. Leo winning best actor, not surprising. “Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu winning best director and best drama…do we smell back to back Oscar winner? The highly critically acclaimed film “Carol” was noticeably absent. Taraji P. Henson won for her role …Read More »
When I saw my close college friend’s one-line Facebook post this morning–“Tell me it isn’t true”–somehow I knew that David Bowie had died. This friend had traveled the world following Bowie while I’ve only followed him in my car, in my mind… Still, since the early a.m., I’ve been thinking, …Read More »
Yes, Eric Dufault’s play “Year of the Rooster” is actually about a rooster. This becomes immediately clear during the opening monologue presented by Odysseus Rex the rooster. And Odysseus—played by Paul Diem—immediately elicits laughter. For all intents and purposes, he’s a man dressed in a dingy feathered hoody. But he’s …Read More »
Have You Screened “My America Too”? The new digital series from Center Stage is about Baltimore's reality—and our reality as Americans.
When my iPhone pinged at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Periscope was alerting me to tune in to Center Stage’s live broadcast of a discussion connected to their “My America Too” project. I logged on and watched as a group of diverse audience members discussed six new plays Center Stage had …Read More »
“The Force Awakens” has floated in the cultural ether in some form or fashion since 2012 when Walt Disney officially bought Lucasfilm and consequently the entire Star Wars franchise. Let’s fast forward to 2015: Darth Vader lurks in the Disney parks and tickets for the newest installment have been sold …Read More »
We asked our regular contributor—and resident garden expert—Kathy Hudson to share a special remembrance of longtime STYLE writer Dee Hardie, whom we lost in early December. Twenty-odd years ago, on a cold night at St. John’s Church in Glyndon, I met Mrs. Hardie. “Dee,” she corrected then, and always. Her …Read More »
In the 1956 film version of “The Sound of Music,” Maria sings “My Favorite Things” to her underage charges during a thunderstorm, but in the play she sings it first with her Mother Abbess—and it’s so much better this way! This is how she accepts the call to leave the …Read More »
Since the first trial in the Freddie Gray case began last week, we have heard from Dr. Carol Allan—and a second medical expert, Dr. Morris Marc Soriano—that despite the five officers’ intention, this case is a homicide. Both doctors are remaining firm in their findings. A little stir was …Read More »