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  • 'Homeland' Season 2, Episode 7 recap

    'Homeland' Season 2, Episode 7 recap
    It might have been a much more tense conversation: Carrie confronts Mike about his continued meddling in the CIA’s terror investigation. She knows all about where he’s been snooping. She even knows about the affair with his best friend’s...
  • 'Once Upon a Time' recap, Girls night

    'Once Upon a Time' recap, Girls night
    What was up with the dialogue tonight? With lines like "You finally became the wolf" and "Sorry my daughter, this is what it means to be a wolf," I found it hard to take this episode seriously. Aside from presenting some of the worst acting to date,...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 312: 'Clear'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 312: 'Clear'
    Good God this show is depressing. It's fun to look at dead bodies and blood and guts a little bit, but then you throw in all the nihilistic conversation and abandoned long distance hikers and by the end of the episode you're just like ._. This episode...
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'

    'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'
    Excepting the opening scene, "Life Matters" consisted of exactly two plot lines: The resolution of Billith's vision of the vampires meeting the sun and the vampires' subsequent takeover of vamp camp, and Terry Bellefleur's funeral. This pared-down...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap, Branson's revolutionary war

    'Downton Abbey' recap, Branson's revolutionary war
    What better time than a Crawley dinner with the Archbishop of York for Branson to get all revolutionary and escape to Downton? Loved the transition here. Robert is talking to the archbishop about Catholics and admits that he's anti-Catholic. "There...
  • For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life

    For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life
    Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory. But "Goose" was a...
  • Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities

    Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities
    Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing. April 26,...
  • Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end

    Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end
    Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been...
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang

    Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang
    Charged with policing inmates in the Baltimore City Detention Center, correctional officer Jennifer Owens admitted to doing the opposite Tuesday. Owens, who worked as a correctional officer in the Baltimore jail from 2007 to 2013, pleaded guilty to a...
  • A minimum of reform

    A minimum of reform
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
  • Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case

    Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case
    Corrections officer Katera Stevenson, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a racketeering charge, admitting her part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang network that smuggled drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore jail. A corrections...