Arts & Entertainment


"Avengers: Age of Ultron": Wham! Bam! Kaboom!

To me, "Age of Ultron" had all the charm and insight of a fireworks display.


"Mad Men": Betty gives poignant gift

Season seven, episode thirteen: what an utterly sad Mother's Day episode!


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces Music for Peace

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced a Music for Peace concert, in the wake of recent unrest resulting from Freddie Gray's death.



Not a very comfortable place for "Mad Men"

Odd disjointedness and surreal fantasy dreamscapes feature prominently in this episode.


In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it's heroes vs. world peace

Though it shares a name with a saga from the comics, director Joss Whedon gives the film its own story, much more to offer than the previous outing.


Disturbing questions posed in documentaries at Full Frame 2015

Three law enforcement documentaries posed intense questions at the Full Frame film festival.


Screamscape: The timely play "Dreamscape" about police killings

"Dreamscape" is an urgent, ripped-from-the-headlines story about a police shooting of a young Black person.


"Words by Ira Gershwin": Where’s the man behind the legendary lyrics?

The show's tagline is "Meet the man behind the legendary lyrics." But after over two hours spectators will learn precious little about Ira.


"Mad Men" asks, "What's in a name?"

Although professional changes present levels of challenge for the men, it's the women of the episode who are most strongly affected.


"The Flash": first season speeds toward the finish line

The series, a spinoff of "Arrow," is all about the fun, and putting the "comic" back into "comic book."

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