David Zurawik has been The Baltimore Sun's TV critic since 1989. His writings on TV and media have appeared in such publications as Esquire magazine and American Journalism Review. He has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.A. in specialized reporting (on popular culture) from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Jews of Prime Time (Brandeis University Press), a look at 50 years of Jewish characters and identity on network TV. He has also been with WYPR-FM (88.1) radio since 1994 and can be heard Thursday mornings at 7:30 doing a weekly "Take on Television" report.

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  • Miami-Dade County report: Youth movement leading way at Miami Jackson

    Sophomore and junior lead way for Miami Jackson - Miami Jackson set the tempo for the future, using 2012 standout DeAndre Jasper (86 yard kickoff return) and 2011 two-way player Robinson Therezie (68 yards rushing, 5 tackles). - The Central Rockets...
  • Miami-Dade County Starcaps, Week 9: Is Southridge back? The Spartans certainly believe they are

    During the 1980s and into the 90s, no team in Miami-Dade County enjoyed more success than the Southridge Spartans. Under Jerry Hughes and Don Soldinger, the team was one of the nation's elite programs, sending dozens of top-flight players onto the next...
  • Living well, aging well

    Living well, aging well
    Can a building keep you healthy? Velma Robinson thinks so. The 82-year-old had been living alone in a ranch house on two acres of land in West Virginia. She took care of the land by herself with the help of a riding mower. But recently the workload was...
  • ROMANCE: Blood, love, violence, lust and an occasional supernatural being brighten up this reading list

    Dark Light By Jayne Castle Jove, 390 pages, $7.99 (paper) Tabloid journalist Sierra McIntyre would kill for a good story, but she isn't sure she is willing to get married for one. However, the only way Crystal City Guild boss John Fontana will work...
  • Bloom Township pole vaulters eye state track meet medals

    Bloom Township pole vaulters eye state track meet medals
    One is a natural, the other doggedly determined. Put them together and Bloom Township pole vaulters Japheth Cato and Matthew Page are soaring to new heights in a sport Bloom once dominated. It's been nearly three decades since Bob Dandino won Bloom's...
  • The perfect cheese platter for Thanksgiving

    The perfect cheese platter for Thanksgiving
      Why isn't cheese a bigger player in the Thanksgiving meal (other than the fact that there probably wasn't much of it in 17th century Plymouth)? Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to serve cheese, for reasons both lofty and practical. The lofty...
  • Rose D. Friedman dies; economist Milton Friedman's wife and collaborator

    Rose D. Friedman dies; economist Milton Friedman's wife and collaborator
    Rose D. Friedman, an economist who collaborated with her husband, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, and helped bring their ideas about the virtues of free markets to the masses, died of a heart ailment Aug. 18 at her home in Davis, Calif. She was thought...
  • When animal dander attacks

    When animal dander attacks
    I had zero interest when my fiancée approached me about boarding a friend's cat for six months while the friend was out of the country. I've always been a dog person, and it's easier to get someone to switch religions than their preference in dogs or...
  • Comic-Con 2010: In search of the next Christopher Nolan

    Comic-Con 2010: In search of the next Christopher Nolan
    When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...
  • Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?

    Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?
    Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
  • It's not the yen, it's the mileage

    FORD MOTOR CO.'s announcement last week that it lost a record $12.75 billion in 2006 will tempt the new Democratic Congress to come to the rescue of Detroit's Big Three automakers. General Motors and DaimlerChrysler are also expected to announce SUV-sized...
  • On the prowl for water-use scofflaws

    On the prowl for water-use scofflaws
    It was just after 9 a.m. when William Mims got busted in a Hancock Park driveway. Slowly, he set down the gushing hose, which lacked an automatic shut-off nozzle, stepped away from the gray BMW he was washing and put his hands up. "Hey, man, I confess....