<p><span>How a Yale Drama School graduate turned the Towson University dance team into a national powerhouse. </span></p>
The crowd was deafening that April night in Daytona Beach. It sounded more like a reaction to NSYNC than to an anxious, all-girl dance team from Towson University. It looked like it, too. People were waving their arms wildly, jumping up and down, totally losing themselves in the performance.
The girls were losing themselves, too. They were doing their patented “New York, New York” number—...
<p><span>Writer David Simon (<em>Homicide: Life on the Street, The Corner</em>) is conversant with the drug dealers, the drug-dependents, and the cops who walk the beat. And because he has been the subject of a little bit of controversy lately—City Councilwoman Catherine Pugh suggested that the TV shows adapted from Simon’s books are bad for Baltimore—we decided to let Simon address his critics directly in this month’s Grill. </span></p>
Where did you go to school?
Was it Gilman? Or St. Paul’s? I’m tempted to lie myself up Roland Avenue, just to see if I get away with it, but no. I claim no pedigree beyond Montgomery County public schools and the University of Maryland.
Who is your favorite Baltimorean, living or dead?
False, erudite answer: Henry Mencken. More wit and talent than the next three...
<p><span>The perfect place for your little ones is out there—but it’s going to take a lot of work to find it. </span></p>
As a first-time mom, Pam Carr spent her pregnancy receiving lots of advice from friends, family, acquaintances—even virtual strangers. And they all agreed on one thing.
“Everyone told me when I found out I was pregnant to start looking for daycare then,” Carr recalls. Certainly, the Baltimore Sun special projects manager knew she was going to have to find daycare before returning to work...
<p>Two years after her father’s death, Eddie’s of Roland Park owner Nancy Cohen talks about life with—and after—Dad.</p>
There is a traditional American story and it goes something like this: Immigrant father starts to work in an industry. First he’s a clerk, then he’s a manager, then one day he buys a store. Then he buys another store. And another. Now he is wealthy and successful. He has a son. Maybe the son wants to go into the father’s business. Maybe he doesn’t. But eventually, the inevitable occurs. The...
Called the Steven Spielberg of the computer gaming industry, Hunt Valley designer Sid Meier walks softly but creates big hits.
Sid Meier seems content these days.
Of course, with the self-effacing Meier, it can be hard to tell. Here's the creator of the mega-hit computer game Civilization, a guy who has achieved brand-name status by titillating mankind's lust for world domination. Yet in person, Meier is so low-key you can nearly forget he's there.
On this afternoon, Meier is hanging with the brass of his Hunt Valley...
Terps coach Gary Williams is winning, at last. Why can't he enjoy it?
This is that ranting maniac from TV? It's 10 a.m. and Coach Gary Williams is sitting in his office at Cole Field House, an hour before he's to review game tape for an upcoming match against Clemson. He's dressed casually in sweatpants and a polo shirt, his legs stretched out in front of him, his trophies arranged behind him. He looks the way he does on TV—with his not-quite-neat gray hair...