| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:00 AM
In response to the letter from Gail Householder ("Obama fails VP test," July 18), it is surprising that anyone is still questioning President Barack Obama's experience and qualifications as the chief executive of the United States. Enough! It is an...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:17 AM
I know some of my more parochial colleagues can't get past the troubles CNN continues to have in its prime-time American operation.
And I am right up there in being dismayed by some of the moves management has made with Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:02 AM
UPDATES WITH MORE BALTIMORE NOMINEES: HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got some solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:21 PM
With "VEEP and "Game Change" produced here, I have been writing a lot about Baltimore standing in for Washington.
But Wednesday afternoon, the TV sleight of hand hit a little too close to home when the Calvert Street entrance to the Sun said in big...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:50 PM
A few weeks ago, a group of actors dressed as reporters clustered near a cafeteria in The Baltimore Sun building. I had to take a second look to make sure they were actors and not visiting reporters or editors. But as I walked by, one asked me if I was in...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:14 PM
For decades, Liverpool soccer fans at the team's 120-year-old stadium, Anfield, have been singing their adopted anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone."
Brendan Rodgers, who was named the team's new manager June 1, is hoping that the partisans of the former...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Towson resident Charlotte Smith and her family are traveling to London this week to return to the scene of her father's Olympic basketball triumph.
"I've heard about the Olympics from my dad all my life," said Smith, the middle school dean at St. Paul...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's hip these days for everyone from world leaders to the Occupy Wall Street crowd to attack free-market, limited-government capitalism as wild and in need of control because it's supposedly the cause of the world economic collapse. This is a myth. It'...
| Nov 16, 2011
Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method'
You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4
Basketball Wives LA: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1)
Top 40 (special; 8 p.m.; BBC America)
Bored to Death (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO)
The Closer (mid-season premiere; 9 p....
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:34 AM
A BBC article this week on language issues quoted me briefly on who/whom, but you already know what I think about that. Some of the other issues mentioned in the article, though, are worth considering as we consider where we want to draw the line.
| Dec 18, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Just because it's the holiday weekend doesn't mean there isn't stuff to do.
MOVIES OPENING (subject to change)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Adventures of Tintin
We Bought a Zoo
The Darkest Hour