Jordan Bartel

Writer

Jordan Bartel is the editor of Wknd, The Sun’s Friday entertainment magazine, and b, the Baltimore Sun Media Group’s free weekly for young adults. A San Diego native, Jordan graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He was a features writer at the Carroll County Times and had been an editor at b since its founding in 2008. He was won MDDC Press Association and AP awards for feature writing.

Recent Articles

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1999

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1999

    This week 17 years ago, music downloading service Napster debuted; NATO and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia signed a peace treaty during the Kosovo War; singer Mel Torme died; Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf won the French Open; "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" topped the box office; and...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1966

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1966

    This week 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson, during the annual public proclamation of Memorial Day, said that the U.S. would not pull out of Vietnam until victory was achieved; Surveyor 1, the first American lunar exploration probe, was launched; actress Helena Bonham Carter was born; CBS'...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1988

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1988

    This week 28 years ago, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop warned that nicotine was as addictive as heroin and cocaine; Risen Star won the 113th Preakness; TV shows "Cagney & Lacey" and "St. Elsewhere" ended their long series runs; "Willow" topped the box office; and the following songs were...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1971

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1971

    This week 45 years ago, the U.S. Postal Service raised its special delivery rates from 45 cents to 60 cents and first-class postage from 6 cents to 8 cents; Canonero II won the 96th Preakness Stakes; Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger wed Bianca de Macias in France (the couple would divorce in...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1995

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1995

    This week 21 years ago, the Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic) premiered; Jacques Chirac won the French presidential election; Kinshasa, Zaire, was under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus; the television show "Matlock" ended its nine-season run; "French Kiss" topped the box office;...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1984

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1984

    This week 32 years ago, President Ronald Reagan visited China; "Sunday in the Park With George" opened on Broadway; the reality television show "That's Incredible!" ended its run on ABC; "Police Academy" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1978

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1978

    This week 38 years ago, Carl Sagan won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, "The Dragons of Eden"; Bob Marley led the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica; the Blues Brothers made their first appearance on "Saturday Night Live"; "Coming Home" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most...

  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1968

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1968

    This week 48 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968; the London Bridge was sold to a U.S. oil company, and was later erected in Arizona; "2001: A Space Odyssey" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's...

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