| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:47 PM
"The altitude's kinda giving me a bit of a headache. Does anyone got (an), Aspen?"
Oh, Steven Tyler. It was so funny I forgot to laugh.
"American Idol" travels to Aspen, Colo., for the first time, where we learn about Rocky Mountain Oysters and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Mitt Romney may have won the first presidential debate, but what stuck in many people's minds was his threat to fire Big Bird. Apparently, Mr. Romney thinks America's debt problem can be fixed by picking up pennies along Sesame Street.
Pressed to explain...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Sal D'Avella's letter on Mitt Romney's budget proposal proves once again that one can attack or defend any idea ("Move over, Big Bird," Oct. 11). Four-hundred-fifty million dollars could indeed hire a lot of teachers.
However, did Mr. D'Avella do any...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
OK, now, let me see. There are nearly 315 million people living in the United States, and the Center for Public Broadcasting gets $445 million a year from the federal budget. That means each person pays a little more than a buck a year, or, to be a bit...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Last Sunday, we invited over a lot of people, ordered a bucket of wings, made a potful of chili and bought a keg of beer, all in preparation for the major television event of the season, Downton Abbey, Episode 5 of Season 2.
Apparently, one of the...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:53 PM
If you're a fan of the hit TV series "Downton Abbey," you may have thought about incorporating elements of the Crawley family's mansion into your own home.
The setting is decidedly English country, and the house — in real life, a historic estate...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A key document in the transition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from popular song to national anthem is coming home to Fort McHenry.
A draft of the song's arrangement, drawn up in the early 20th century by a committee that included composer and bandleader...