Arts & Life

BY Jana Banin
August 21, 2013

The debut season of Bravo’s reality show “Princesses: Long Island” has finally come to a close, and I think it’s pretty safe to declare it a disappointment. Not that you would have had to watch all 10 episodes to reach this conclusion. The trailer preceding the series pretty much said it all. “Oh no!” every CONTINUE »

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Get a Hybrid
BY Linda L. Esterson
August 15, 2013

Six months ago, Laura Fugate, 28, bought a Toyota Prius. She was looking for ways to cut expenses and save money, and the Prius has paid off. “The savings in gas is ridiculous,” said Fugate, an office manager for a public research company who commutes to downtown Baltimore from Perry Hall each weekday. The Prius CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
August 15, 2013

On a recent visit to Baltimore, Brian Levin, a Westminster native, sat in Starbucks at Pikesville’s Festival of Woodholme discussing his upcoming film, “Flock of Dudes.” The film, Levin’s first feature, is a comedy about a 30-something man who decides to “break up” with his buddies so he can become a full-fledged adult. Although it CONTINUE »

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Parodist Allan Sherman helped invent the American Jew of today
August 15, 2013

Fifty years ago, a bittersweet novelty song about a boy at summer camp hit the airwaves and caught fire across the globe. Just two weeks after its release, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” had sold 300,000 copies. But its writer and singer, Allan Sherman, was no one-hit wonder. In the previous year he had become stratospherically CONTINUE »

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BY Alison Dodge
August 14, 2013

Starting kindergarten can be an exciting but anxiety provoking time for both children and parents. For me, as my oldest daughter prepares to start kindergarten this year, it’s bittersweet. How can it have been over five years ago when she was born, and how can this day have come so soon?! Like it or not, CONTINUE »