| May 13, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah is turning up the floodlights on Center Stage.
It's been not quite two years since the British-born playwright became artistic director of Maryland's largest regional theater. With his production of two button-pushing dramas nicknamed...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:46 PM
I have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success.
Racism is a complicated and...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Baltimore figures substantially in "Arts and the Mind," a two-hour documentary airing on PBS stations around the country.
There is a good amount of airtime for OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's ambitious music education program launched by...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
Several dozen people turned out Tuesday evening in Towson to share the final stop on the 2012 general election.
"Election 2012: Returns After Dark," was held at the Towson Library, and featured a Johns Hopkins professor providing instant insight into...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime’s “Homeland,” which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as “Mad Men” and Downton Abbey.” But Baltimore-based...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Can 3-year-olds learn online?
Susan Magsamen believes they can, with moderation and careful monitoring by a mentor or parent. And she's building a company to prove it.
Last month, Magsamen launched Curiosityville.com, a company that focuses on online...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
From her push-up bra to her square-cut bangs, the woman in the photograph is somehow both squeaky-clean and, in a sexual sense, a little bit dirty.
Her undergarments are crafted from black lace. She's wearing 7-inch platform heels and an utterly unforced...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor.
It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...