| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 PM
I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 5:55 PM
When Antonio Malone needed $15,000 to pay off the assailants who stormed his West Baltimore rowhouse and demanded money and heroin, a gang leader told him exactly where to go. Police say he was sent to a 12th floor apartment at The Redwood, the home of...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here.
I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:13 PM
And the hits keep coming ...
Yesterday, I wrote about complaints lodged by members of Sarah Palin's Alaska posse against HBO's "Game Change," a film about the 2008 GOP presidential campaign that is scheduled to premiere March 10.
You should know that...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Here's a first-look at the HBO satire, "VEEP," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and it's a winner.
The series from Armando Iannucci ("In The Loop") was filmed in Baltimore last year and debuts April 22 on the premium cable channel.
I'm working on a...
| Mar 9, 2008
David Simon wrote a brilliant finale for The Wire.
Unfortunately, it was in 2004 at the end of Season 3 - not the 90-minute final episode of the Baltimore-based drama that will air tonight on HBO.Four years ago, series creator Simon wrote a season-...
| Aug 16, 2008
Several Terps football alums from the class of 2008 have made their way onto NFL training camp rosters this summer. Here's a look at how the class is faring:
• According to Scout.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden thinks defensive...
| Aug 24, 2008
When Michael Phelps left his mother's house in Rodgers Forge four years ago, he was - despite his six gold medals and his 19 years on Earth - still a boy in almost every sense.
Soon he'll return to Baltimore a 23-year-old man.
He'll return not to his...
| Aug 29, 2008
More TV work for Michael Phelps: Baltimore's swimming superstar Michael Phelps is going beyond his Saturday Night Live gig. He'll make a cameo appearance on the HBO series Entourage and also will be a presenter at MTV's Video Music Awards. NEWS PG 19...
| Sep 5, 2008
This is what 24 hours in the life of Michael Phelps look like these days:
(These days being the aftermath of the Beijing Olympics, in which Phelps went from a very good swimmer whom few knew to an even better swimmer whom the country has made the...
| Nov 2, 2008
First it was drugs, crime and corruption, now it's sex. TV and Baltimore sure make for an interesting mix.
A year after The Wire stopped filming here, the pilot for another HBO television series, this one based on a book by D.C. sex blogger Jessica...
| Nov 7, 2008
Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff.
His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...