It was my phone, of course, that first notified me today of Gene Wilder’s death. As a lover of many of his films (and his marriage to Gilda Radner being personal #relationshipgoals), I found myself a bit despondent. His most iconic role is likely that of the title character in “Willy Wonka and …Read More »
Good Morning, Baltimore! If that phrase makes you start singing, then you might be a Hairspray fan. Not just of the 1988 John Waters movie (although, we love that too, of course), but of the catchy, energetic and delightful Broadway musical with a subversive edge. In my mind, all high …Read More »
Since Saturday’s record-breaking flash flood that left Ellicott City’s historic Main Street devastated, dozens of images and videos have surfaced on social media showcasing the water’s violent rage. One video, shot from the second floor dining room of Portalli’s Italian Restaurant, captures the flash flood picking up cars and sailing …Read More »
By now, you’ve heard of Pokémon GO—whether you’re an avid player or on the spectrum from casual to frustrated observer. With the launch of this app, Pokémon officially jumped (nay, skyrocketed) from the annals of nostalgia to its new relevance in the pop culture lexicon. I am a proud Pokémon …Read More »
“I only do tasteful nudity,” Mathan Erhardt says quietly. Photographer Justin Tsucalas and I are discussing possible backdrops for the “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” comedy writer’s portrait at the Bun Shop in Mount Vernon. This is my first taste of the guy’s ultra-dry wit, delivered so stoically I almost …Read More »
Ruxton Abbey Over 40 patient years, a couple has transformed their Ruxton acres into gracious gardens.
The sweeping drive up to Mona and Floyd Lankford’s Ruxton home has a stately “Downton Abbey” feel: low fieldstone walls, lush lawns and an impressive collection of well-pruned and well-sited mature trees. They create a painterly, established setting for the 1937 Colonial Revival house. Nothing looks dowdy or dated in …Read More »
William Wilt took over the kitchen at Baltimore’s iconic Rusty Scupper last November. While he has spent much of his recent career working with concepts (Café Deluxe in D.C., opening Romano’s Macaroni Grills along the East Coast), he was a partner in Country Fare Inn, in Owings Mills, when he was …Read More »
It is rare, in my online presence, that you would ever see me be anything other than irreverent, snarky or humorous. Overt sentimentality and cloying inspiration memes make me uncomfortable and I think we can all agree there are more than enough faux Marilyn Monroe quotes on ocean backdrops to …Read More »
Wedding photographers capture our life’s potentially happiest moment in time on film: no pressure there. We talked to some of our favorite marriage-snapping pros about the pressures, pleasures and pitfalls of shooting folks’ big day. They shared some of their trademark tricks and blissful photo picks with us as well. DAVID …Read More »
Conspicuously Contemporary Karen and Chip Offutt have created a modern garden for their modern Baltimore County home.
The mature sugar maples that line the long, elegant drive at Karen and Chip Offutt’s Baltimore County home do not appear on either the neatly typed 1960 plant list or the fading blueprint that the property’s previous owners left for the couple in 1979. Nor will you find mention of …Read More »