| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
There's a reason foreign students do so much better on standardized test than Americans ("America the mediocre," Dec. 3).
I was listening to a story on the BBC the other day that said one reason South Korea is fifth overall in reading, math and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The second season of "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey, will debut Feb. 14, Netflix announced today.
As was the case with season one, all 13 episodes will be available for Netflix subscribers to watch instantly....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
North County High School junior Jack Andraka is versed enough in the sciences to have created a cancer-detection method that has garnered him worldwide acclaim. But when it comes to knowing Latin and Italian, the Crownsville student isn't quite as...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
(Originally published January 25, 1944)
Lee McCardell, who is now in Italy covering war activities in that theater for the Sunpapers, is not only an able reporter and writer – he is also one of the world’s greatest worriers.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:52 AM
There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few.
But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Reading some of the nutty coverage of Al Jazeera's purchase of Current TV from Al Gore, I am not sure whether the problem is ideology or ignorance when it comes to the sorry state of media criticism today.
Last week, I explained why I thought Al...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:15 PM
As fine as he was playing Jimmy McNulty in "The Wire," Dominic West certainly hasn't let that role define him.
He's played Henry Higgins in an English revival of "My Fair Lady" and Iago opposite Clarke Peters' Othello.
He starred in BBC America's...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:08 PM
The last time the Ravens were in the Super Bowl, Michael Phelps was a 15-year-old boy who had just gone to his first Olympics but had yet to win any of the 22 medals that last year made him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Plus, on the day his...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:42 AM
LONDON -- The Last Night of the Proms became a First Night for Women on Saturday when Marin Alsop walked onto the stage of the massive and festively adorned Royal Albert Hall and made a bit of history in this history-drenched country.
“A lot has...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.
A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked...