| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:15 AM
If "House of Cards" folds in Maryland, will Harford County businesses feel a slump?
A number of county officials believe the hit Netflix series has brought an economic boost, not to mention free publicity, to Harford since cameras first started...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The Baltimore Sun was named Newspaper of the Year — and its Darkroom blog was recognized as the best among websites — by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association on Friday.
The Sun has been chosen Newspaper of the Year eight times in the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Did you watch "House of Cards" this morning, and are you dying to talk about it on social media?
But even the president is on Twitter asking for no spoilers.
So, how are you going to deal with that?
Where, for example, can you comfortably...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:21 PM
For Season 2 of "American Horror Story" (10 p.m. Wednesdays, FX), co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk flipped the script by changing characters, plotlines and the show's setting from the "Murder House" to the dank and chilling Briarcliff Manor mental...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:07 AM
During a phone interview with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin today promoting WWE ’13 and Redneck Island on CMT, I asked “The Rattlesnake” for his thoughts on the controversial moment on Monday night’s Raw involving Paul...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Margaret Ann Wotthlie Curtis, career-long Baltimore County educator of special needs children, died Aug. 11 of cancer at Dove House in Westminster. She was 71.
Born in Baltimore on Oct. 20, 1939, Mrs. Curtis grew up on Rogers Avenue, and graduated from...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies, on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
Name: Amy Landecker...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon's "Transparent" is getting rave reviews for its honest depiction of an adult father coming out as transgender to his grown children, with Variety's Brian Lowry, among others, praising the strong writing and performances.
That authenticity was...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Many things have changed about television lately, but murder still makes the world go 'round.
An astonishing variety of characters, environments and scenarios can be wrapped around the sturdy framework of a crime/legal procedural and coaxed into bloom....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"Red Band Society," which premieres Wednesday on Fox, takes place in the teen ward of a shiny L.A. hospital — the "division of adolescent medicine," with side trips to the eating disorders wing. Its lesson, to paraphrase the songwriter, is that...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
For decades, watching Cinemax could trigger a spiral of shame. Many voyeurs waited until their parents or spouse fell asleep, then crawled out of bed, tiptoed down to the living room and watched "The Great Bikini Bowling Bash" at low volume in the dark....