| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Who among us believes that sprawl — that is, the destruction of farms, forests and other open spaces to accommodate far-flung development coupled with the neglect and abandonment of older neighborhoods and urban centers — is a cost-effect,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:10 AM
This year, I gave up reporting cable news ratings every month. The numbers and spin tell us about the horse race to some extent. But what they mainly do is distract us from the important moral and cultural stories of the way these channels are warping our...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 5:27 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council.
A person does not need a special educational or professional background to serve on the Council (as a number of our present...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:44 PM
For stations in Baltimore and across the country, Monday is the first day of the post-Oprah Winfrey era.
Llike their counterparts nationwide, stations here will be trying new and (allegedly_ improved shows to grab a piece of the huge audience that the...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 2:02 PM
Anderson's Cooper's syndicated daytime talk show opened strong Monday with the CNN host interviewing family and friends of singer Amy Winehose who died in July.
He got the first interview with Mitch and Janis Winehouse, the singer's father and mother,...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 5:27 AM
AKA: Why Anderson should have just stuck with CNN.
I'm beginning to question why exactly Anderson Cooper decided to do a daytime talk show (other than money). He's a respected journalist. Has been for awhile.
But spray-tanning with Snooki for "Anderson"...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Monday night brought a new class of sequin- and tuxedo-clad famous faces to the dance floor with the season premiere of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Like in seasons past, there will be a fair share of flexed feet, rhythmic hiccups and overblown...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:49 PM
If Frederick increasingly is known for its trendy restaurants and shops, its historical roots remain a part of its fabric, from a City Hall built on the site of an early protest against British rule to a mall and minor league baseball team named after...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:46 PM
You know those banners towed by airplanes over beaches and stadiums? Old hat. Prepare yourself for airborne advertising 2.0.
A Columbia startup is using a helicopter to hover over traffic and events in the Baltimore-Washington area and display a huge...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Ron Smith went on WBAL radio Thursday, just as he has for the past 27 years. But the conservative talk-show host, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, opened his show telling listeners — with characteristic bluntness — that he...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 6:00 AM
In regards to The Sun, I have always expressed my angst, waged my criticisms, and sent in op-eds and letters to the editors for consideration, as well my suggestions, to the extent I wonder if they have a dartboard in the editor's office with a picture of...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
H.L. Mencken once observed that newspapers, by nature, are bellicose and do not speak in support of anyone or anything unless they absolutely can't help it. There are any number of public figures in Maryland and beyond who would attest to this.