While movie stars are gathering on the Riviera for a splashy time at Cannes, moviegoers flocked last weekend to Charm City for the 11th annual Maryland Film Festival. Held at Baltimore’s Charles Theater, one of the main attractions is always a film screening by writer-director (and native son) John Waters.
Hundreds of Baltimoreans grabbed seats Monday night at the historic Senator Theatre, but not to catch a movie. They were there to discuss the landmark’s future. As of last weekend, the city’s only single-screen movie house was forced to close its doors.
As former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson made sports headlines by hinting that he wanted to fight a female boxer in the ring, he also made political headlines by wearing a “Steele for Maryland” T-shirt. Continue reading
The two main candidates for Maryland Senate, Democratic Rep. Ben Cardin and Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, have traded barbs through television ads about connections to President Bush or special interest groups. Continue reading
In what was considered an amicable campaign between two old colleagues, Rep. Benjamin Cardin defeated former congressman Kweisi Mfume in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Maryland. Continue reading
The top Democratic candidates for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat squared off in a debate Thursday, ahead of the Sept. 12 primary to see who will run against presumptive Republican candidate Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. Continue reading
Race horse Barbaro, who won the Kentucky Derby, suffered a serious hind-leg break at the Preakness race Saturday. Continue reading
A Maryland law, scheduled to go into effect in 2007, aims to force large employers, and specifically the Wal-Mart chain, to improve health benefits for employees. Continue reading