Tag: the oscars

Finesse in Fells: An Academy Awards Cocktail Party



It’s Oscar season, which means we’ll all be gathered around the TV on Sunday night to watch as beautiful people in beautiful gowns accept acknowledgement of beautiful performances.  The majority of us will probably be looking a shade less-than-beautiful in our sweatpants as we mentally list all the things we need to get done first thing Monday morning.  A select few, however, will be able to don their finest and crank up the glamour at The Crescent in Fells Point.

February Faceoff: Super Bowl vs. Oscar



University of Baltimore Asst. Prof. and Bohemian Rhapsody Columnist Marion Winik knows how to throw a theme party — it’s coded in her DNA.

Jane and Hyman Winik were sports fans, they were partiers, and they liked to play games for money. As soon as the first Super Bowl was televised in the late ’60s, they saw the possibilities. Unlike Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter and Passover, all of which my parents countenanced in a lukewarm, chocolate-bunny way, the Super Bowl reflected deeply-held Winik family interests and values. Step aside, Santa, make way for Bart Starr.