January 15, 2009
theater 'I Am My Own Wife': Actor Bruce Nelson portrays 35 characters in this one-man show about Berlin's controversial Tranny Granny, or Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, who navigated two homophobic regimes in a housecoat and high heels. I Am My Own Wife runs through Feb. 22 at Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $24-$38. Call 410-752-2208 or go to everymantheatre.org. Mary Carole McCauley art School 33 exhibit: Politics, conformity and assimilation are themes in the work of Eun Woo Cho and Liz Ensz, the artists featured in a Two Person Juried Exhibition that runs through Feb. 7 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. Andrea Pollan, head of the Curator's Office gallery in Washington, served as the juror for the exhibit, part of School 33's Open Call to Artists.
December 12, 2007
YOU KNOW, John Campisi is a very different kind of guy. This guy has a job and he's busy!" That's Mariska Hargitay, comparing Hilary Swank's current beau, movie agent Campisi, to her ex-hubby, actor Chad Lowe. I'm sure Mariska, didn't mean to diss Chad, who has already been hammered a bit by Miss Swank - remember that Vanity Fair profile? Oh, well, maybe Mariska can make it up and give Chad a role on Law & Order: SVU. Swank is all glam and feminine on the cover and inside W. Those qualities - or lack thereof - are much the point of the story and Swank's ongoing career crisis.
November 28, 2007
An infrequent visitor to Annapolis, strolling past the storefronts of downtown yesterday, wouldn't have noticed. The stench of exhaust and the low roar of midday traffic had been replaced by unfamiliar sounds and smells - the odor of fresh pine boughs wrapped around lampposts and of fabric softener from the vent of a hot clothes dryer. Only the tinkle of an unseen wind chime or the drone of an occasional passing car broke the eerie near-silence. The Middle East peace conference at the U.S. Naval Academy, which drew delegates from 50 countries and organizations and hundreds of journalists and protesters to Annapolis, had driven away just about everyone else.
November 11, 2007
John Polyniak writes from Lake Shore each fall to remind us to swap the heat index for the wind chill. Thanks, John! He asks, "Does humidity, or lack thereof, affect how cold it feels? If so, there should be a `cold index.'" It does. And there is. Damp air feels colder because water conducts heat better than air, so we lose more body heat. AccuWeather adds humidity (plus sunshine, precipitation and altitude) to wind and temperature data to produce its patented "Real Feel" index.
August 28, 2007
When asked about the strength and reputation of the Atlantic Coast Conference, coaches throughout the league typically use "parity" and "competitive" as commonly as others say "please" and "thank you." There are facts, though, that at least one ACC coach found inexplicable: Since 2001, the ACC is 2-27 against nonconference opponents ranked in the top 10 in the Associated Press poll. The past seven ACC champions have lost their bowl games. "That," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said, "I can't explain."
August 3, 2007
A development's appearance and harmony with its surroundings - or the lack thereof - have sparked many a suburban dispute, but Howard County officials say they may have a solution. Legislation to create a design review panel is to be discussed at a county Planning Board meeting Thursday night. After consideration by the board, a bill will likely be introduced before the County Council. The proposal would create a five-member design advisory panel made up of architects, engineers and planners to make recommendations on aesthetics and compatibility while development plans are being processed.