| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:37 AM
The "it" in question is Hannah's OCD, which apparently was a serious problem when she was in high school.
With the first real deadline for her e-book on the horizon, she's regressing into obsessive behaviors, namely counting to eight. A lot. She counts...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Ever wanted to make like you won an Oscar without having to do anything like actually act in a movie?
Area awards-show fans will get their chance Friday when one of the real statuettes makes a stop at Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- part of an 11-city...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Brooke, Josh, and Sheldon remain, splayed out on the sofas and clearly exhausted.
Brooke finds a note from Padma telling them to meet her at the Eagle Crest. Is that an Alaskan Leather Bar? I'm excited.
They drive up a long mountain and are stopped by...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Offering a variation on "Our Town" might not be inspired, but Cherry was acknowledging the best. Few pieces of American drama have the staying power of "Our Town." Everything from "American Beauty" to "Lost" owes a debt to Thornton Wilder....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Curtis introduces the Quickfire with the absolute worst two words any high schooler has ever used to start an essay: "Throughout history," (insert my inner English major gouging out her eyes here).
The challenge? Make a sexy dish using ingredients...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:43 AM
It's getting down to the wire, my friends. Five chefs remain: Lorena, Chris, Patricia, Takashi, and Kerry.
This week the Quickfire challenge is all about prep (my favorite kind!). Each chef must separate 18 eggs, grate two pounds of parmesan, and butcher...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Nevermind that Brenda Strong is working on the relaunch of iconic TV series "Dallas" opposite original cast member Patrick Duffy, she's just happy to play a living character.
"It's nice to be above ground and chewing up some scenery," said Strong, who...
| Feb 7, 2012
Jackie of Baltimore wants the recipe for a red velvet cake: "Two years ago at Christmas, I had the chance to taste this cake but I can't find a recipe anywhere." — Baltimore Sun recipe finder, 1990
Hang in there, Jackie.
If you managed to wait...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape.
The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Editor's note: We are thrilled to welcome Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes as our recapper for the new season of "Top Chef Masters." We think it's a sin that she doesn't have her own Wikipedia page. But she does have a fan page. Take it away, Mary.
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Warmly remembered corn, featuring some fantastic performers including Lonette McKee and Mary Alice, the first "Sparkle" (1976) starred Irene Cara as a mousy but learning-to-roar 15-year-old — one third of a late '50s sister act led by the hard-...