May 22, 2006
Have you heard how an Inuit language fascinates sociologists by having 15 words for "snow?" Well, whoop-de-do. Shaquille "Diesel" O'Neal, also known as "Shaq Fu," "Shaq Daddy," "Superman," "Most Dominant Ever," "Super-Shaq," "Last Center Left," "Shaq-Diesel," "Planet Shaq," "Almighty Conceitedness," "Jon Bon Shaq," "Dr. Shaq," "Agent Double-Double 34," "The Millennium Goliath," and, on certain Halloweens, "Shaquanda," has 15 names right there just to...
March 3, 2006
The case for democracy is "self-evident," as someone once put it. The case for the world's most powerful democracy to take as its mission the spreading of democracy around the world is pretty self-evident, too: What's good for us is good for others. Those others will be grateful. A world full of democracies created or protected with our help ought to be more peaceful and prosperous and favorably disposed toward us. There is no valid case against democracy. You used to hear a lot that democracy is not suitable for some classes of foreigners: simply incompatible with the cultures of East Asia (because deference to authority is too ingrained there)
October 7, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Nicky O'Steen, guitar; "Money" Mark Bobrow, drums; Jim Viner, base guitar; Michael Belt, rhythm guitar, vocals. Founded in: 2000 Style: Rock Influenced by: Sick of It All, Social Distortion, Johnny Cash, '70s rock, old punk Notable: Before joining Big Daddy Chrome, guitarist Nicky O'Steen was in a band called Impaler. That band inadvertently played a role in music history when their CD cover art attracted the attention of Tipper Gore. She showed it to her husband's colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee.
June 18, 2004
It isn't Mary Stuart Masterson's portrayal of the title character - Maggie, "the cat" - that heats up the Kennedy Center's simmering production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It's George Grizzard's unwaveringly powerful depiction of Big Daddy. And yet, one of the most revelatory aspects of this latest offering in the "Tennessee Williams Explored" festival is the strong, underlying similarity between this seemingly dissimilar father and daughter-in-law. Director Mark Lamos' insightful production leaves no doubt about why Maggie and Big Daddy admire each other.
June 12, 2003
For more on the nightlife scene, go to www.SunSpot.net/nightlifeIf you're not at the Sidebar Tavern this weekend, you may be missing out on one of the best free local music showcases this summer has to offer. Twenty-two bands and a handful of disc jockeys will throw down their creative product at the event Saturday and Sunday. But Sidebar manager Megan Bradford said she doesn't expect the show to turn into a contest that will prove who's the most punk, the coolest or the most unaffected artistic force in Baltimore.
November 22, 2001
Thousands of people poured into the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday afternoon for a day-before-Thanksgiving feast that for some might be their only taste of holiday turkey. Goodwill Industries held its 46th annual dinner, with 275 volunteers serving turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and sweet potato pie to an estimated 3,000 people. Besides the dinner, Goodwill held a job fair with representatives from more than 20 local service agencies and employers, including Maryland Job Service, Bon Secours Family Support Center and Wackenhut Security.