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  • Marin Alsop injures wrist, cancels conducting engagements for July

    Marin Alsop injures wrist, cancels conducting engagements for July
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop had an accident Monday night at her hotel in Brazil, where she has been conducting concerts with her other orchestra, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Alsop, who injured her wrist when she slipped...
  • Things to know for Monday

    Things to know for Monday
    New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after...
  • Things to know for Wednesday

    Things to know for Wednesday
    Racer Tony Stewart has hurt his leg and will be out of competition for the near future. Also, the government has decided it can pretty much take whatever it wants from you, whether you're charged with anything or not. Additionally, George Duke, who...
  • Things to know for Friday

    Things to know for Friday
    Beyonce has chosen to go with a new pixie cut, a Russian man has sued a bank after they refuesed to honor the (modified) contract they signed, and the email provider previously used by former Marylander Edward Snowden has shut down under what appears to...
  • Al Jazeera America promises something revolutionary: solid TV journalism

    Al Jazeera America promises something revolutionary: solid TV journalism
    Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America? That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes. The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
  • Al Jazeera America opens strong onscreen Tuesday

    Al Jazeera America opens strong onscreen Tuesday
    The heart of Al Jazeera America’s prime-time lineup is an attractive one if you are looking for news, context and a fresh visual perspective on U.S. and world events. At least that’s the way it looked premiere night Tuesday as the Qatar-...
  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging. The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
  • Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors

    Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors
    Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
  • From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason

    From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason
    Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
  • Spank Rock, Death Set return for annual Xmas Party show

    Spank Rock, Death Set return for annual Xmas Party show
    For many Baltimoreans, it's not the holiday season until the lighting of the Washington Monument or a stroll down Hampden's 34th Street. But for fans of chaotic, sweaty, dance-fueled scenes, it's not Christmastime until the Baltimore Bass Connection's...
  • Sanford and Hicks go to Congress, The CIA goes to Hollywood and CNN stays put

    Sanford and Hicks go to Congress, The CIA goes to Hollywood and CNN stays put
    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the House (or at least that's where we hear he's going). Welcome to your trends report for Monday, May 8, 2013. Sanford will head to Capitol Hill after facing off against Elizabeth...
  • Kwame Kwei-Armah keeps his vow to bring Center Stage national exposure

    Kwame Kwei-Armah keeps his vow to bring Center Stage national exposure
    Kwame Kwei-Armah is turning up the floodlights on Center Stage. It's been not quite two years since the British-born playwright became artistic director of Maryland's largest regional theater. With his production of two button-pushing dramas nicknamed...