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  • Foreign students study harder than Americans [Letter]

    Foreign students study harder than Americans [Letter]
    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...
  • Netflix sets Feb. 14 release for 'House of Cards' second season

    Netflix sets Feb. 14 release for 'House of Cards' second season
    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....
  • From the Vatican to Berlin, a world of attention for North County science whiz

    From the Vatican to Berlin, a world of attention for North County science whiz
    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...
  • McCardell In Broadcastland; A Great Worrier On The Job

    McCardell In Broadcastland; A Great Worrier On The Job
    (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. McCardell...
  • Dominic West - From 'The Wire' to 'The Hour' and beyond

    Dominic West - From 'The Wire' to 'The Hour' and beyond
    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...
  • 'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television

    'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television
    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...
  • Of course Al Jazeera has a bias, but it's not what most critics think

    Of course Al Jazeera has a bias, but it's not what most critics think
    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...
  • Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton

    Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton
    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...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    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...
  • Michael Phelps predicts seven-point victory for Ravens

    Michael Phelps predicts seven-point victory for Ravens
    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...
  • Marin Alsop leads historic Last Night of the Proms

    Marin Alsop leads historic Last Night of the Proms
    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...
  • Groundhog Day in Gaza

    Groundhog Day in Gaza
    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...