| Sep 11, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I am at southside mall just before the big day in December of 2001, my rust-spotted RAV-4 parked in front of Goodwill, when my favorite holiday music starts up over the loudspeaker. "Greensleeves" always brings to mind the first time I heard it....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Baltimore city schools are featured in a documentary set to debut on PBS stations nationally Tuesday.
But Maryland Public Television (MPT) does not have the film, which is based on a Baltimore Sun account of Filipino teachers recruited to Baltimore...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV."
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Random "Jay Walk"ers interviewed by Jay Leno doubtless have forgotten the War of 1812, if indeed they learned about it at all, but Marylanders know all about it, don't we?
Let's see, there's the (original) British Invasion, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 6:48 PM
A preview of "The War of 1812," a documentary scheduled to debut on PBS next month, will be held in Baltimore Monday night at Landmark Theatres Harbor East Cinema.
The film, is produced by WNED-TV, a public television station in Buffalo, and Florentine...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Nora Lee Scanlan, a retired Howard County public school guidance counselor and newspaper columnist, died Sept. 22 of breast cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
She was 71.
Born in Seattle and raised in St. Paul, Minn., Ms. Scanlan was a 1958...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Check out these great getaways for the fall, including a mouthwatering weekend at the NYC Food Film Festival and a "Dirty Dancing" themed stay at Mountain Lake Hotel.
If you can't afford the trip to Munich to toss...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:19 PM
A 13-year-old Romesh Vance sat on a Baltimore carousel eight years ago, spinning slowly as he predicted his future.
"I think all our lives [are] going to be bad now," he said.
The statement was captured on camera by the documentary filmmakers...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Despite its promotion by The Sun last week, the recent PBS television program about the War of 1812 once again ignored the Battle of North Point, which was fought in 1814 around the area of what is now Dundalk-Edgemere. This seemed like a deliberate...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 7:30 AM
The Public Broadcasting Service recently presented a two-hour documentary on the War of 1812, the so-called "forgotten war." Well, they forgot to include the Battle of North Point, one of the few land battles the Americans won against the British....
| Jan 7, 2012
| 8:28 PM
"Downton Abbey," one of last season's big winners at the Emmy Awards, starts up again Sunday night on PBS. In a television season not blessed with much to rave about so far, let the hoopla be heard. This year's "Downton Abbey" is at least as good as...