| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With the primaries in full swing, the cowboy poetry festival and Big Bird have returned to the news.
The Nevada festival is the most recent whipping boy for those who oppose government funding of the arts. Mitt Romney joined this chorus by suggesting...
| 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,...
| Mar 7, 2010
| 8:58 AM
Iwent to sleep under an O'Malley moon and woke up caressed by the beams of an O'Malley sunrise. Breathing deeply the oxygen supplied by the O'Malley administration, I had my O'Malley Oaty Oats cereal while listening to O'Malley's March.
| 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...
| 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,...