| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Bob Callahan had a voice for radio, but he also had a face and, most importantly, a personality for television.
The former Bel Air resident was honored Thursday for his pioneering work with Maryland Public Television, which presented him with a star...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story.
I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:03 AM
The advent of cable television gave universities vast opportunities to profit from football and basketball, and the large and most lucrative programs dominate the national championship tournaments and earn huge sums.
Northwestern's football program...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Add another notch to the ‘Mad Men’ victim tally. On Sunday's episode, "The Runaways," Michael Ginsberg suffers a psychotic breakdown and slashes his nipple off, as a grand romantic gesture for Peggy.
Sympathy pains never felt so real....
| May 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Power brokers count upon apathy about Symphony Woods
Despite my reputation as a community and political activist, I had developed a veil of apathy, indifference and cynicism about Columbia's "politics".
Quite frankly, I saw much of the decision-making...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group boosted profit and revenue in the first quarter, citing better-than-expected spending on political advertising, strong gains from Super Bowl and Olympics ads, and lower expenses at many of the company's television stations.
| May 7, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Richard Bankerd, a hairstylist who owned a salon and competed in major industry competitions, died of lymphoma May 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. A resident of the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore, he was 71.
"He had trophies that are...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," has rocketed to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller list. It accomplished this feat by offering yet another apocalyptic vision of capitalism in the tradition of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:46 AM
I have a feeling "Mad Men" is not going to end so happily for some of its fans.
I say that after watching Sunday night's opener of the final season and hearing creator Matthew Weiner talk about where the series is going in its last 14 episodes.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Baltimore's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be broadcast live during a two-hour episode of PBS' "Great Performances" series on Sept. 13.
The show is set for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live from...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:11 AM
With one debate down and six weeks to go until Maryland's primary election, the political narrative in the governor's race sounds something like this: Neither Attorney General Doug Gansler nor Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is dazzling Democratic voters;...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:06 PM
An emotionally disturbed man drives a landscaping truck into the lobby of Baltimore TV station WMAR around noon and then spends the afternoon inside the building watching other TV outlets covering his five-hour standoff with police.
Sounds like a media...