November 21, 1996
This is the last weekend to see Diane Samuels' "Kindertransport" at AXIS Theatre. An exploration of identity, the play rides a collision course between past and present. In the past, it concerns a German Jewish family that sends its daughter to England for safety on the eve of Kristallnacht. In the present, it focuses on a young English woman confronting her true heritage.Directed by Brian Klaas, "Kindertransport" features a cast including Carol Cohen, Amanda Brown-Lipitz, Bethany Brown, Mary Alice Feather and Mark Bernier.
July 21, 2011
Science fiction tends to play by its own generous rules, but it helps to have a clearly defined purpose and a consistent tone. Those two traits are lacking in J-F Bibeau's "Self, Inc.," a Baltimore Playwrights Festival entry getting its premiere by the Theatrical Mining Company at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The time travel-reliant plot concerns personal identity-related issues within a corporate context, but it's not certain exactly what Bibeau wants to say about such things.
October 5, 2011
"Hello. It's so good to see you again. I met you a couple of weeks ago at the museum," the nice lady said to me. "I'm so glad you could come to this. " "This" was the sendoff for the president of the Friends of Trees in Portland, Ore. I was videotaping a play involving some friends who were popping out like gnomes and fairies in the forest in the upper northwest part of the city. I was also on jet lag. "No," I said to her. "I just arrived in Portland yesterday. " "Oh, yes," she insisted, "it was you I met at the museum.
September 7, 2003
The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. Houghton Mifflin. 304 pages. $24. Achingly artful, Jhumpa Lahiri's first novel showcases her prodigious gifts. Readers attracted to the cultural intimacy of her Pulitzer-winning collection of short fiction, Interpreter of Maladies, will be pleased to find she has honed her powers of description to the microscopic. Where other writers shed description at the expense of pacing, or practice an economy relying on symbolism, Lahiri makes each detail of the scene relevant to her characters' brooding and yearning.
December 7, 2007
Among all the things that happened with the Ravens in their 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night, they may have found an offensive identity. The Ravens haven't had one this season, and the offensive coaching staff has been out of sync with the group. But against the Patriots, the Ravens rushed for 166 yards on 37 carries, led by running back Willis McGahee's 138 yards on 30 attempts. This wasn't a fluke, either. The Ravens pounded New England, especially in the middle, where guards Ben Grubbs and Jason Brown and center Mike Flynn got in on the bodies of the Patriots' inside linebackers.
March 27, 2013
Baltimore County officials on Wednesday released the identity of a county worker who died after emergency responders were called to a former county golf course earlier this week, and crash investigators are probing what happened to him as he was plowing snow. Philip Wayne Higgins, 57, of the 4400 block of Declaration Circle in Belcamp, was found Monday, 10 to 20 feet from his county truck at the former Gunpowder Falls Golf Course in Kingsville, police said. He worked for the Property Management Division, which maintains county properties.