Category: Features

State Photography Associations Gather at Maryland Photography Alliance’s Annual Competition

Ansel Adams, photographer of the American West, once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”  Photographs were made and are part of the third annual Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) photo competition exhibit on display through Jan. 21, 2020…

Kaufman’s Kitchen: That Time of Year

It’s almost that time of year again when, before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas. Time seems to pass so fast in the fall and into winter. I have noticed Christmas gifts and decorations already going up…

Mike at the Movies: Midway and More

Midway (PG-13) Midway was the pivotal battle in the Pacific during WWII. Following the disaster at Pearl Harbor, the American forces, particularly the Navy, had to reassemble. They did, within two months, and struck back at the Japanese navy at…

Grey Matters

I am here to tell you, I love me a bargain. As such, Black Friday was revered as the Holy Grail of bargain shopping. I awaited the Thanksgiving Day newspaper, hands quaking with excitement, and devoured the meaty Black Friday…

Eye on Art: Concurrent Exhibits Offer Diverse Perspectives

Photo | Marylou Bono (Top, L to R) Patricia Stockman, Makuta Udah, (bottom, L to R) Cat Barnstone Szafran and Johan Lowie spoke at the reception for the Arts Barn’s new “Figuratively Speak- ing” exhibit. They are pictured in front of the late Myron Barnstone’s “Gemini.”

A twin bill of art was on tap recently with the opening receptions for “Figuratively Speaking” at the Arts Barn and the Olney Arts Association’s annual juried show at the Kentlands Mansion. These two decidedly different takes nevertheless represent the…

Mike at the Movies: The Lighthouse and more

Photo | Submitted The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse (R) Dominated by two amazing performances, near-deafening and extremely effective music and sound, this film hearkens back to a much earlier time in film. First, it’s in stark black and white. Second, it is framed in a square,…

Kentlands Film Society Launches New Season

Image | Marylou Bono With the support of the Kentlands Community Foundation, the Kentlands Film Society has brought independent art films to northern Montgomery County for 14 years.

Fourteen years ago, before there was a movie theater in the community, the Kentlands Film Society was born out of ideas from a group of like-minded residents who enjoyed independent film and wanted to see it locally. With the support…

Fade to Black

The problem with working at home is that when weird things happen, there is no one around to dissect the situation with. And so it was every afternoon at slightly after 12 p.m. when the satellite would just stop working.…