Easton’s lively arts scene near the shore

By Bernard Burt
Posted on October 01, 2010

Maryland’s Eastern Shore attracts boaters, crabs and tourists galore. But Easton, the historic seat of Talbot County, has neither beaches nor marinas. Unlike other towns near the bay, however, it has lots of art. Movie buffs will flock to the Chesapeake Film Festival, Sept. 24 to 26. The third annual edition of this homegrown event promises a mix of independent productions,... READ MORE

Eclectic New Orleans endures and entices

By Glenda C. Booth
Posted on October 01, 2010

Just after the Deepwater Horizon well blowout started spewing crude oil across the Gulf of Mexico in April, New Orleans native Joe Kimbrell had reason to moan. “We don’t need this. Why can’t we just relish being the Super Bowl champs?” Southeastern Louisiana, with New Orleans its heartbeat, has been battered time and again— Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi River floods, Formosa... READ MORE