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  • Which golfer will win the British Open?

    Westwood vs. Donald Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times This 140th edition of The Open Championship, also known on the United States side of the pond as the British Open, will come down to a country-wrenching battle for the title between Lee Westwood...
  • 'Game Change' - Sarah Palin posse flipping out over HBO film before seeing it

    'Game Change' - Sarah Palin posse flipping out over HBO film  before seeing it
    Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here. I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
  • Oscars 2012: Octavia Spencer breaks into a happy song

    Oscars 2012: Octavia Spencer breaks into a happy song
    Perhaps taking her cue from President Obama, Supporting Actress Oscar winner celebrated her win by breaking into song backstage. Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "It was a Very Good Year," Spencer tunefully warbled: "Oscar nominee/But now I'm a...
  • Kim Kardashian naked for W magazine -- but is it art?

    Kim Kardashian naked for W magazine -- but is it art?
    Kim Kardashian W magazine cover Kim Kardashian is baring all again, this time for W magazine's annual art issue. The reality TV star gets cheeky on the cover as her skin plays peekaboo with pasted-over typography. The concept cover was executed by artist...
  • Netflix, other Web networks vie to be new HBOs of TV drama

    Netflix, other Web networks vie to be new HBOs of TV drama
    With a reported $100 million price tag and a big-name star like Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" looks like a drama series that should be headed for HBO or AMC. But the 13 one-hour episodes that start filming in Baltimore in March under the direction of...
  • Baltimore ranks 11th among major U.S. cities in biking and walking, Washington second

    Baltimore ranks 11<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> among major U.S. cities in biking and walking, Washington second
    Baltimore has the 11th-largest percentage of commuter walkers and bicyclers among major U.S. cities, according to a new report on bicycling and walking in the U.S. "Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report," released Monday by...
  • Tuesday morning talkers: Rapture rescheduled for October

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Radio host says Rapture...
  • Why is CNN blocking Gary Johnson from its debate?

    Why is CNN blocking Gary Johnson from its debate?
    On Monday night, CNN, the New Hampshire Union Leader and other sponsors will hold a debate in New Hampshire -- and Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum will all be attending.  That's...
  • Sharpton: The 'War on Drugs' is waged on poor African-Americans

    Sharpton: The 'War on Drugs' is waged on poor African-Americans
    Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton was a guest host on MSNBC the other night, and he and guest James Peterson of Lehigh University made the case that the "War on Drugs" has largely been a war on poor African-Americans.  In a segment called "Crack...
  • Early start to Black Friday for shoppers, stores

    Early start to Black Friday for shoppers, stores
    This year, the packed-house madness that is Black Friday had petered out well before dawn. With many stores opening at midnight Thursday and some starting sales hours earlier, thousands of Baltimore-area shoppers arrived — and left — in...
  • Record heat in L.A. - 112 at 12:45 p.m. PDT

     
    Sure it's gray and drippy here. And there are no palm trees anywhere. But at least we're not in Los Angeles, which is sweltering in record 112-degree heat this afternoon. They've long-since broken the daily record (106 degrees in 1963). Now......
  • Just blet it

     
    I had a blog, which I called It Is a Word, that I abandoned for this blog. In that blog, I looked for and published real-life sightings of the type of perfectly legal Scrabble plays (suq, cwm, al, ka) that......