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In this episode of the UnCapped podcast, host Chris Sands talks with Nepenthe Brewing Co. cofounder Brendan Kirlin and head brewer Dan Rowe about how they got into craft beer, how their business started as a home brew shop and the evolution of the brewery. Here is an excerpt of their talk.

At the end of World War II, thousands of Nazis fled Europe to several South American countries to hide from prosecution for their war crimes. In Phil Blattenberger’s sophomore film, “Condor’s Nest,” he shows how far one American soldier will go to enact revenge for the heinous crimes he witnessed.

Pork Is Good Stuff, according to P.I.G.S. BBQ Restaurant and Catering in Frederick. 

Though Marielle Kraft loved to play music from time to time, she ultimately hit a point in her life when she decided to make a life-changing call to pick up music full-time and leave behind her career as a school teacher. The decision has paid off so far, as she’s moved to Nashville, recorde…

Naomi Duguid returned from Tbilisi in time for the launch of her newest book, “The Miracle of Salt,” and she’s excited. After over two years staying put in Toronto, the author, photographer and cook has finally been able to return her most prized title back to her name card: traveler.

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for its spring production of the musical comedy” Church Basement Ladies” beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the theater in Frederick.

The Carroll County Arts Council will present a bold new stage production of “12 Angry Jurors” at the Carroll Arts Center at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 5. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose, this powerful play finds 12 individuals battling between sympathy and empathy wh…

A calendar of art exhibitions in the area, updated weekly.

Each spring, Iliana Regan dreams of morels. When she reaches to grasp them, however, they vanish, and her hands clap together, empty. That Regan’s yearning for wild mushrooms penetrates her sleep should be no surprise. Foragers I’ve met over the years speak in rapturous terms of encounters w…

Dolly Parton turned 77 on Jan. 19. It’s hard to believe, especially if you saw Parton rocking it out with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, at her televised New Year’s Eve party. Though Parton has been a performer for more than 60 years, she’s still as popular as ever.

In this episode of the UnCapped podcast, host Chris Sands talks with mixologist and entrepreneur Lauren “LP” Paylor O’Brien about how she got into bartending, her time on the Netflix series “Drink Masters,” no- and low-alcohol beverages, as well as her business LD Drinks and her ready-to-dri…

I had a thought-provoking interview on my good friend and co-creator Tony Esmond’s “Never Iron Anything” podcast, along with guests, muralist Sarah Harris and comic artist Simon Russell, at the end of 2022.

Amid a celebratory 25th-anniversary MainStage season, Maryland Ensemble Theatre welcomes Katherine DuBois as the theater’s new managing director. DuBois is responsible for the stewardship of MET’s continued growth through strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, community relations, opera…

Paul Reiser has rekindled the spark with his first real love: standup comedy. Standup is where Reiser forged his comedic chops before he got cast in his first acting role in Barry Levinson’s 1982 flick, “Diner.” In fact, being a standup comedian, not necessarily an actor, was his career goal.

By the time you read this, it will be a few weeks into 2023. The dead of winter. The perplexingly mundane time between the most socially demanding holidays of the year and, well, warmer weather.

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