| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Maybe you want it to be bad." So spoke a Stephen King character in his epic novel, "The Stand." I was struck by the line when I read it in the early 1980s, and it still gives me a bit of a psychological shudder. It's a twisted sentiment. And it's...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Though E.L. James has received recent headlines for the phenomenal sales of "Fifty Shades of Grey," stalwart James Patterson remains the highest-earning author, according to Forbes.
The magazine estimates that Patterson made $94 million last year,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:01 AM
While some of my colleagues here at The Aegis may argue about its merits (one editor in particular that I won't name, but he knows who he is), I love Halloween.
The whole time of year is pretty magical, if you think about it.
Leaves are changing colors,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Thirty-three years ago, a low-cost independent horror movie — one that started with the suggestion to make a film about babysitters being murdered — began making the rounds at movie theaters. Few noticed it at first, but that soon changed....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 10:56 AM
A list of everything you need to know about the week ahead.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Jack and Jill
The Bad Girls Club Reunion, Part 1 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen)
The Witch Doctor Will...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:21 PM
"The past is obdurate. It doesn't want to change." The past is also a dangerous, fickle place — and woe to anyone who dares alter it. That's the mantra coursing through "11/22/63."
Stephen King's mammoth, generous and thrilling novel is about a...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:59 PM
For years, the stranger who raped her in her Annapolis bedroom maintained a hold over her. If it wasn't her self-imposed isolation from friends, it was the nightmares, or the difficulty of keeping up the facade that she was fine, or the drinking, or the...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who overcame a troubled childhood and a murder conviction to launch an acting career as a drug-gang assassin on HBO's "The Wire," pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin.
She was sentenced to seven years in prison,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:15 PM
The pungent, haunting narrative of Laura Lippman's new novel, "The Most Dangerous Thing," kicks in with a group of kids arguing for dibs on a grassy kickball field near a cotton mill on "Wetheredsville Road."
The whole scene sounds like a cozy...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:09 PM
To rebuild her life, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson had to destroy her reputation.
The actress who portrayed a cold-blooded killer so memorably on three seasons of the HBO cable series "The Wire" pleaded guilty this month to a crime she says she didn't commit....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Baltimore has a special interest in the new John Cusack movie "The Raven" as it tells the story of a man the city claims as its own: Edgar Allan Poe.
(If they named the football team after his poem, he's got to be something, right?)
The film depicts a...