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A dilapidated hotel holds more than dusty sheets in this hilarious thriller

Compass Rose Theater creates a small, intimate miracle

      For the first two weeks of October, the U.S. Boat Shows are the hottest ticket in Annapolis. 
Yours In Solidarity       Picked up my fav community paper, and the Labor Day lead caught my eye. Nice stories about folks who labor in many great industries, but I noticed no one was mentioned from organized labor groups.       It’s been many years (the late 1800s) when the idea took off for a holiday to honor unions pushed by organized labor. Details are probably sketchy about why we have that holiday now. It’s all about sales. LOL.    ...

Autumn’s feeding frenzy will fatten your chances

      I finally got my second keeper rockfish at about 11am, but only after releasing some dozen undersized schoolies and more than two dozen burly and uncooperative channel cats. The sun had already been blazing hot for some time. I was scorched and pooped as I headed back in for a shower, a sandwich and a nap.       I do love Chesapeake summertime, but I’ve now had enough summer, really. These endless 90-degree-plus days have left me limp and senseless....

A Cliff’s Notes take on one of history’s great spy operations

       In the 1960s, Mossad had the double role of protecting Israel as a sovereign nation and defending it from terrorism. So the report of an Argentinian sighting of the architect of the Final Solution, Adolph Eichmann (Ben Kingsley: Backstabbing for Beginners) falls to a distant third place. Until agents convince the higher ups that capturing Eichmann and trying him in an Israeli court will prove Israel’s strength.         Naturally, there...
      You can read American history in the work we do.        Farmers, builders, craftspeople and cooks came first, some free and some enslaved, with the free men among them doubling as citizen soldiers. The communities they built depended on merchant — and fighting — mariners to stock them with supplies and sell their tobacco. Lawmakers and law-enforcers helped keep the peace among all the strivers making their separate ways.  ...
If ever an artistic wiz there was, it’s Tim Scheirer
       “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” said the man behind the curtain to Dorothy and her friends as the Wizard’s true identity came to light. Though we discovered he was simply an ordinary man, his wonderful skills dazzled the onlookers as he enlightened, encouraged, educated and invited us all to find our way home.         Calvert Marine Museum may not be Emerald City, but it is the place to become enlightened,...

A massive sewage spill attests to the perils of living downstream from Binghamton, N.Y.

       Binghamton, which is situated at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers, discharged nearly 50 million gallons of untreated wastewater starting Aug. 13 due to so much rain, the New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation reported.        The Susquehanna, as you probably know, is the longest river in the East Coast, flowing 464 miles through Pennsylvania, into the Chesapeake Bay and on to the Atlantic Ocean.  ...

See for yourself at the Walters Art Museum

      From John Waters to HonFest to the Visionary Arts Museum, our biggest city has its cherished weirdness. The stately Walters Art Museum, founded by a scion of industry, is better known for very fine art — masterpieces from the ancient Mediterranean, Africa, East Asia, Middle East and the Americas — than funny art.        Make that was better known.        Ever seeking relevance, art museums must court every new generation....
Guitar hero lives up to his billing
       Nine-year-old Jeffrey Allen of St. Mary’s County has had a passion for music since birth, says his mom Kimberly Allen. Specifically the music of country music star Brad Paisley.        “He went to his first concert at the age of three to see Brad Paisley perform in Baltimore,” Kimberly says. “He likes to make signs for concerts, where we may be closer to the stage.”       His sign for last week’s...

Who we are and what we do

      The work we do boggles the mind.       We are skyscraper window washers, equine dentists, fighter-drone pilots. We are all sorts of sailors: merchant marines, submariners, ferry boat pilots, crabbers and Greenpeace sailors. We are policy makers, big-thought thinkers, writers and editors, cooks and chefs and servers, janitors and cleaners and street sweepers, laborers, carpenters and plumbers, vintners and mushroom cultivators, artists and welders and...
Recalling an Extraordinary Man  Re: Valedictory: The Bay Gardener: Aug. 9; ­www.bayweekly.com/node/44496 All That and more, Life didn't get past Frank Gouin: Aug. 9; www.bayweekly.com/node/44506        As an avid gardener and advocate for the environment, I was sad to read of Dr. Frank Gouin’s passing earlier this month. He left an enviable legacy of accomplishments in the horticulture industry and impressive contributions to the agriculture community. I...