| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Hill Harper is perhaps best known for his characters on television shows such as “CSI: NY” and the cable series “Covert Affairs.” Yet the actor came to Baltimore to tackle a different role: working to help incarcerated...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A fellow editor takes note of this passage from a New York Times article out of Quinapondan, Philippines:
“My people are starving,” he tells the government workers, whose requisition notebooks do not favor this rural flyspeck, population...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it.
But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself.
"A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Richard Ben Cramer, a former Baltimore Sun reporter who later became a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer and an acclaimed author chronicling the lives of politicians and legendary sports figures, died Monday of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:57 PM
They may have strutted on a stage instead of a runway, but members of the Supremes were well known for their fashionable style.
Over two decades of climbing the charts, the singing group performed in a variety of venues — including a performance in...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:41 AM
This is the thing that gets me: On March 5, I saw the front page headline — "6 killings continue violent 2013 start" — and it did not faze me one bit. It was not news. It was what I've come to expect in Baltimore and all major American cities....
| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Just as there are many roads to glory, there are myriad ways to grapple with the ghosts of racism past. Some seek, and eventually obtain, apologies such as the one issued by the Howard County school board last month. Others seek, and sometimes obtain,...
| Jun 30, 2013
There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today.
--- Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN asks, do you believe in Ray Lewis and everything he wants to stand for?
“Do you embrace the eye black,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise.
At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Could you really kill someone by hacking his pacemaker? An alarmed researcher in Australia thinks so, and really, isn't that enough cause to dial down your "Homeland" disbelief index?
It should be, because -- despite a few head-scratching...