| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Some final tidbits from backstage at the Oscars 2014:
-- Spike Jonze, clutching his Original Screenplay Oscar for “Her,” said he wasn’t necessarily foretelling the future with his film about a lonely man who falls in love and carries...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Normally, I get neither sad nor particularly sentimental when celebrities die. But I'm really bent out of shape about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose.
According to friends, Mr. Hoffman had been living drug-free for...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Almost every American who was alive when it happened can remember exactly where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on Nov. 22, 1963, when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.
Catonsville resident Gus Russo...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:54 AM
One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
"I just thought I really wanted to do...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Baltimore is a baseball town again and the Orioles are making this another season of excitement and promise at Camden Yards.
On this Fourth of July holiday, I list for you here the best books ever written about the game.
"Ever written?" you say...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Before Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball" hit the best sellers list and before Brad Pitt brought Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to the big screen in the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, the concept of building a...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Hammel re-injures right knee in 9-2 win over Tampa Bay...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Marylanders made history Tuesday as they voted to make same-sex marriage legal — a question that had been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states.
"To Maryland's children – please know that you and your...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January.
Neither had ever been in a room with so many openly gay people.
"It was a different moment," said the Rev....
| May 31, 2012
| 2:24 PM
One year after arriving as Maryland's men's basketball coach, Mark Turgeon says the nonconference schedule "is not where I want it to be" and that he hopes to toughen it by adding more marquee games in future seasons — perhaps including some in...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Jake Layman is still in the running for a spot on USA Basketball's U-18 team.
The Maryland-bound small forward has been trying out for Team USA at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was announced Thursday night that Layman...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:00 AM
For the first time in a decade, the Ravens last weekend drafted three players from college football programs that were below the Division I FBS (formerly I-A) level. As Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta put it, the Ravens “had to...