| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:01 PM
When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:54 PM
The first season of "Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.," a chef competition show on BBC America, is drawing to a close. There are only two episodes left.
During Tuesday night's episode, which begins at 10 p.m., the contestants will be making a stop in Baltimore....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:30 AM
It is amazing how differently different people see things. I suspect much of these differences boil down to simply which news broadcasts and talk show hosts we tune to.
If only we could have news stations like the BBC, which believe it or not, actually...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Netflix today released a stylish trailer for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
The opening suggests that screenwriter Beau Willimon has successfully re-imagined the tricky form of address...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:59 AM
It's a fair cop.
Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany.