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By Patrick Goldstein and Patrick Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
Heavily hyped retreads, lacking individuality, are in the box-office tank, gobbled up by the clever Finding Nemo and other inventive films. It's a pretty scary proposition, but is it possible that the average 16-year-old has better taste in movies than the rich, Ivy League-educated studio executives who've flooded us with a deluge of movie sequels this summer? Ever since the arrival of The Matrix Reloaded in mid-May, which was a box-office success but a huge disappointment to most fans and critics alike, the retread market has taken a nasty bearish turn.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | November 4, 2001
Architecture at the Johns Hopkins University is like Baltimore's weather: If you don't like what you see, wait a while and it will change. Last spring, Hopkins dignitaries gathered on the Homewood campus for the opening of Mattin Center, an arts complex in the vanguard of architectural design. This fall, they celebrated the completion of Clark Hall, a teaching and research building that looks as if it could have been built in the 1800s. Both are attractive structures, with their own strengths.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2011
Peter Falk had a fine career on the stage and in feature films. His crazed comic performance in "The In-Laws" alone would guarantee a major appreciation from film critics and scholars. But it is his network television work in the 1970s as a modest, sly, stub-of-a-cigar-smoking detective in a well-worn wreck of a trench coat for which he will be fondly remembered and celebrated for years to come. Falk, who died at his Beverly Hills home Thursday at age 83, gave life to a fictional detective named Lt. Columbo who was and is one of the only American crime solving characters who can rival the best in British detective fiction.
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By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | July 14, 2006
As a child, teachers often told Juan Spearman to stop scribbling drawings in his notebooks during class. His mother and uncle encouraged him to branch out into other activities. But, he said, "Cartooning has always been my passion. It's always been the No. 1 thing on my mind." This month, several of Spearman's comic strips and cartoon-style illustrations are part of the Howard Community College Invitational art exhibit. James Adkins, HCC's director for visual arts, said the annual invitational show is intended to be "a way of rewarding excellence" among students and alumni.
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By Matthew Gilbert and Matthew Gilbert,BOSTON GLOBE | August 24, 1997
In last week's Newsweek, writer Richard Turner asked a good question. Is there a general-interest magazine that reflects the spirit of the 1990s? You know, like, the Millennial Zeitgeist. According to Turner, the pre-TV 1950s were mirrored in the Rockwellian images of Life magazine, the 1960s expressed themselves through Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer in Esquire, the 1970s took the form of the rock culture of Rolling Stone, and the 1980s split their identity between the glitz of Vanity Fair and its "evil twin," Spy.While the 1990s does have Wired, Turner rejects the colorful explorer of the digital frontier largely because "It sometimes winds up looking like a cheerleader for the industry."
NEWS
April 4, 2011
I read with withering interest "History matters," an opinion piece by Stephanie Meeks in The Baltimore Sun on April 3. What is it that Ms. Meeks and other historic preservationists hope to preserve on Baltimore's west side? Let me suggest that Ms. Meeks is two-thirds of a cup shy of her stated objective. Ms. Meeks claims that "Baltimore's primary market edge comes from the ambiance derived from its architecture and cultural heritage. " Her quest to preserve historic buildings — the built environment — as a means of regaining or amplifying Baltimore's market edge is static, backward looking and one dimensional.
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December 28, 1993
Thomas gets award for work with studentsEvelyn Thomas, founder of College Tours -- The Concerned Parent, will receive the 1994 Martin Luther King Jr. Zeitgeist Award from the Black Student Union at Anne Arundel Community College at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner Jan. 11.The BSU credits Ms. Thomas, an Arnold resident, for her work with high school students who want to continue their education. The organization she founded last year has been taking African-American county high school and community college students on tours of black colleges and universities.
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By Susan Dunne and Susan Dunne,Hartford (Conn.) Courant | May 11, 2007
Into Great Silence doesn't beg to be loved. It would be beneath its dignity to beg for anything. But it does deserve to be loved. Its philosophy is beautiful and its intentions are pure, and it shows a way of life that most people in this materialistic and noisy world would consider unbearable. But try as I might, I could not love it, because as a piece of cinema, Into Great Silence would try the patience of a saint. Into Great Silence (Zeitgeist Films) Documentary directed by Philip Groning.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
For years, Steve Whiteman considered his old band, Kix, a forgotten relic of the '80s hair-metal scene. Even when the quintet began playing one-off reunion shows about a decade ago, the Hagerstown native viewed the gigs as cashing in on nostalgia. The “stupid money” offered, he said, did not hurt either. It took a trip to the Midwest in 2008 to unexpectedly change the singer's mind. The band was in the small town of Pryor Creek, Okla., for the multiday rock 'n' roll festival Rocklahoma, and Whiteman arrived unsure of what to expect.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | February 17, 2005
Address: www.43things.com What's the point?: Make a list of 43 things you are interested in trying to do (from learning to play piano to having better posture to living in Barcelona to paying off debt to whatever else you can think of). Once your list is made, you can find other people who are trying to do the same things and see what their experiences have been. Also, check out comments from people who have already accomplished the goals you are striving to achieve and see whether they ranked them as worth pursuing.
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