| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Until this year, the only items that resembled produce on Blessin Giraldo's school lunch tray were berry-flavored Popsicles and Fruit Roll-Ups.
But now, the Baltimore eighth-grader's tray features beds of greens and fruits and vegetables that are...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:00 PM
With the arrival last week of HBO's "VEEP," it is official: Sunday night TV is out of control, but in a good way.
Hard as might be to imagine in a medium that some characterize as having 10 million choices but nothing worth watching, Sunday nights now...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:27 AM
David Simon thinks I zapped comments he posted to an item on my blog, about his offer to do another season of "The Wire" if Attorney General Eric Holder stops the war on drugs.
I'm sure a MacArthur "genius" like David Simon can figure out how to post a...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
An online travel show came to parts of Baltimore where "The Wire" was shot and turned up a story about pit bulls and entrepreneurial guys in the 'hood.
"We had a situation, I think it was on season three, where one of the residents had their pit bull out...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Ever since I heard some enterprising Baltimoreans used pit bulls to try to shake down "The Wire" crew for money, I've wondered: Did the scheme actually work?
In case you missed it, I reported earlier this week that an online travel show visiting parts of...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:19 AM
When it came time for Ethan Rosenberg, guitarist of Baltimore funk band the 14th Circuit, to record the group’s latest album, Monkey Juice, he didn’t have to look far for an engineer or mixer. That’s because Rosenberg not only mans the...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 4:22 PM
| Apr 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
And then there were none.Werner's luncheonette, a downtown fixture since 1950, is slated to close for good on Friday, April 15.Coming just a few months after the demise of Burke's restaurant, the closing of Werner's creates an icon-free space in......
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
| Dec 27, 2009
Those with the luxury of premium cable came face to face in 2002 with a side of Baltimore that city leaders would have shuddered to display even on public access channels.
Taking advantage of HBO's patience with complex plots and permissiveness with...
| Dec 27, 2009
What do we call this decade? The Ohs? If you say that out loud it sounds like a certain baseball team. The Aughts? What's an aught? In a practical but infinitely more gloomy choice, Time magazine settled on "The Decade from Hell."
And maybe it was. A new...