Wendy Ward Archives
- Job data as flimsy as gas
Has natural gas drilling been the economic game changer that industry leaders promised? Not according to the most reliable analysis.
A recent study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that looked at job growth in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale found
We love shopping and if you think that’s shallow you can just stop judging—we don’t have to justify a little retail therapy when it comes to Baltimore.
- Film Review: We’re the Millers
We’re the Millers
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Jennifer Aniston may walk with a tight little ass twitch in her khaki capris as a stripper-gone-housewife in the new comedy We’re the Millers, but girl has no rhythm. Millers is set in mellow Denver
- Higher Ground
Vera Farmiga’s directing debut is as intriguing as her acting and unconventional good looks.
- The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
Lippman may be living in New Orleans, but she's still keeping her stories close to home
- Dog Bar
If you missed going to Ocean City this summer, head over to Canton on your lunch break and send your diet on a vacation.
- The Help
A film about the relationships between black housekeepers and the white women they worked for in the South during the 1960s.
- With A Little Help From Their Friends
Director Tate Taylor and actress Octavia Spencer talk about The Help
- Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Funny, deep Crazy, Stupid, Love, is about a marriage that’s fallen apart, but other people and their stories connect.
- Sarah’s Key
Wrenching story of the Holocaust in France filtered through a contemporary domestic drama
- Isabella's Brick Oven Pizza and Panini
Next time you want to skip the heat of cooking but aren’t up for grilling, stop by this Italian carryout in Little Italy.
- Horrible Bosses junket press conference, June 25, New York
Sudeikis, Bateman, and Day play three abused employees looking to kill their three terrible bosses.
- Horrible Bosses
Maybe the director wasn’t ready for the job
- Pride 2011
This year’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender festival has something for everyone
- Richard Ayoade
Getting down with Submarine’s captain
Submarine is a lovely little meditation on being a teen. Nothing at all wrong with it, but it feels a bit underwhelming.
- Men of a Certain Age
Men of a Certain Age Returns June 1 on TNT
Bridesmaids is not a rom com (thank fucking God).
- Zeke’s Coffee Shop
- The Four Ms. Bradwells
Fiction by Meg Waite Clayton
- A Summer in Genoa
Sometimes at the top of spring, you need a slice of European life. A Summer in Genoa is such a fix.
- Say Her Name
Fiction by Francisco Goldman
Joe Wright’s latest effort is a thriller with echoes of Atonement’s chilly perfection and emotional highs—and, again, featuring Saoirse Ronan, the tremendously talented young actress with the piercing blue eyes.
Much less adorable and a tad less lovable is Russell Brand’s Arthur in this rather unnecessary remake
- Sucker Punch
a Gothic rock ‘n’ roll tale of girl in peril meets sword, mentor, posse, and strength, with a flea market of bits and pieces influenced by steampunk and psychedelia.
A dramatic love story about a tightly wound woman whose sensual unraveling becomes her downfall.
- Night of the Cookers Carry-out
This takeout lunch spot next door to the on-again, off-again (now off) nightclub and restaurant of the same name offers spicy soul food like your momma made if your momma had never heard of the word “diet.”
- The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life
Memoir by Jasmin Darznik
- I Was Perfect
City Paper's own condescending movie awards, the Alties™
- Just Go With It
This took six writers?
- The World Beneath
Fiction by Cate Kennedy
- Q&A: John Wells
The writer/director of The Company Men talks about male identity loss in these uncertain times
- Another Year
Prolific filmmaker Mike Leigh follows a couple through a year in their life together.
- The Company Men
Head salesman Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) had a great morning on the golf course and practically whistles while he walks into a meeting in a very quiet conference room.
Pascal Chaumeil’s delightful French romp, full of fabulous-looking stars and stunning landscapes, runs circles around American romantic comedies
- Cheezy's Pizza and Subs
1637 E. Joppa Road, Towson, (410) 337-4992, cheezyspizza.com
- Made in Dagenham
Sally Hawkins stars in this heartstrings-pulling drama of a 1968 women’s labor strike
- Black Swan
Another look at Darren Aronofsky's provocative new thriller
- A Peppermint Patty Christmas
The Strand Theater offers a peak inside one dysfunctional family's holiday circus
- Tulle Academy
Cher and Christina deliver a bawdy, gaudy good time
- Due Date
Todd Phillips' latest grown-men-acting-foolish comedy surprisingly touching
- Her Brother's Keeper
A true-life story of a woman fighting to prove her sibling's innocence
- Falls Road Carryout and Delivery
4100 Falls Road, (410) 243-5939
- Life As We Know It
Leads make this otherwise trite rom-com mildly entertaining
- It's Kind of a Funny Story
Zach Galifianakis may break your heart in this coming-of-age story, proving that there’s no one as tragic as a comic.
- Kate Bernheimer: Horse, Flower, Bird
Grimm’s fairy tales are, well, grim. Reading them after a childhood of being fooled by story books and Disney movies is a bit shocking and totally wild.
- Natalie Standiford: Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
The Sweet Valley High twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield wouldn’t survive a day in Baltimore, no doubt, but not for the reasons you might suspect.
- Laura Lippman: I'd Know You Anywhere
I’d Know You Anywhere
By Laura Lippman
William Morrow, Hardback
Local author Laura Lippman has spent the past 13 years exploring her reporter-turned-investigator Tess Monaghan creation—from her 1997 debut Baltimore Blues through 2008’s Another T
- Kristin Hersh: Rat Girl: A Memoir
Coming up in the 1980s and into a certain level of success in the ’90s, the Rhode Island band Throwing Muses has always been a tribe.
Writer and director Lance Daly’s 2008 film Kisses looks a great deal like the cover of U2’s 1983 record War and feels the same too: young, angry Irish boy who has seen too much and feels more heartache than a kid should.
- Eat Pray Love
Julia Roberts radiant in picturesque adaptation of the best-selling memoir
What Stuggy’s offers isn’t gourmet or classic as much as the best hot dogs you’d serve yourself if you had the time and creativity.
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