| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Liberal media bias.
So incessant is this complaint from conservatives that the three words string together as one, like Holy Roman Empire. But like the old saw about that infamous regime being neither holy nor Roman nor an empire, liberal media bias...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:33 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Technical difficulties, as they euphemistically say in broadcasting, left some NPR affiliates like Baltimore's WYPR scrambling Monday morning.
WYPR confirmed that it had problems with the National Public Radio feed Monday. WTMD General Manager Steve...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The folks at "House of Cards" sure love the Baltimore area.
Not only is the majority of the political thriller filmed in and around the city (and, full disclosure, in The Baltimore Sun newsroom), now the show's head honcho, Beau Willimon, is slated to...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone who will give a recital for the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night, has one of the finest voices of our time. He doesn’t mind saying so himself.
“It is still a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Animal Kingdom's bid to add a Royal Ascot victory to his Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup successes ended in disappointment when he finished unplaced in the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday.
Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and the first Run...
| Feb 21, 2013
"We need to buy a movie studio."
Amid the umpteen conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Good morning, Baltimore. There's a leaker in jail next door, Game of Thrones is a fantasy, and Turkey's flirting with anarchy. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 3, 2013.
Bradley Manning, the whistleblower accused of releasing a giant...