| May 16, 2011
| 11:05 PM
We've been waiting all weekend for the heavyweight debate over rapper Common's invitation to a White House poetry reading. Monday night, it finally happened, as Comedy Central's Jon Stewart sat down across the table from Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.
| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
— Let's talk about the other speech.
No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:37 PM
High-spirited soccer fans, many with their families, jammed the Gunpowder Lodge restaurant and bar on U.S. 1 Sunday to watch the Women's World Cup final that pitted the U.S. team against Japan.
The Kingsville establishment overlooking the Big Gunpowder...
| Mar 12, 2011
Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...
| Feb 8, 2012
Welcome to the Adele show. Just as she dominated radio this past year, Adele will likely walk away with a handful of shiny gramophones on Sunday night (8 p.m., WJZ/CBS). But this is show business - there are no guarantees (except that host LL Cool J...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:58 AM
I haven't watched a Grammy telecast all the way through in quite awhile. As much as I love the great TV-music moments when they happen, there haven't been enough of them lately to keep me tuned in when all the wretched excess, bizarre productions and...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:39 AM
When Jordan Page was a boy of 11 with a yen for acting, his greatest thrill was playing the Crown Prince in '"The King and I" onstage.
Two decades later, in the middle of an odyssey that began on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he's starring in a real-life...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:47 PM
When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out.
Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the...
| Mar 4, 2012
100 Years Ago
Tiger, tiger, luring site
In the Times' Laurel column:
"At a recent meeting of the Mayor and city council, it was stated that reports were in circulation that the law prohibiting the sale of spirits and malt liquors is being violated in...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Hilary Phelps was approaching the finish line of her first Ironman triathlon. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was playing. She was wrung out from more than 14 hours of swimming, cycling and now running, certain that there wasn't a single drop of...