| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Given the penchant of many of my fellow Americans to believe any preposterous spoof, spin or allegation that pops up on their computer screens -- I'm talking to you, Victoria Jackson! -- I want to make it perfectly clear that every statement in the next...
| May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth."
Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:27 AM
In support of their new album, "Turn Blue" (out Tuesday), The Black Keys will embark on a worldwide tour that will last almost to Christmas, and Baltimore is on the itinerary. The Grammy-winning Ohio rock act will headline Baltimore Arena on Dec. 4....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:31 AM
"Saturday Night Live" skewered Jos. A. Bank this weekend, suggesting that the Carroll County-based company's suits are a cheap alternative to paper towels.
"I spend a lot of my time cleaning up messes, so I need something that's absorbent and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:17 AM
(First, I’d like to apologize for not writing a blog last week. My DirectTV messed up in the last 10 minutes of the episode and when I called around, it seemed to have happened to a lot of people. Not sure about you, but I missed an entire song...
| May 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.
Michael Sam, the first openly...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:07 AM
The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again:
"The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:57 AM
"When witches don't fight, we burn." -- Fiona Goode
If Bill Hader's Stefon from "Saturday Night Live" were to explain the season premiere of "American Horror Story," it might go something like this:
"New Orleans' hottest club is 'Coven'. It has...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Just a quick reminder: Actor Edward Norton, who grew up in Columbia, will host "Saturday Night Live" tonight at 11:30 on NBC. Janelle Monae is the musical guest. He's had "SNL" cameos before, but this is Norton's first time hosting the long-running sketch...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:35 PM
By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91.
But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world's best banjo player of the past year lives in a log cabin about 40 miles from Baltimore.
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, 55-year-old Mike Munford sat on a couch in his living room in Glen Rock, Pa. He held his favorite banjo, a Gibson five-...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I think of Bottega, Adrien Aeschilman's small and crazily charming new restaurant in Charles North, as the kind of place you'd want your best friend to open, if your friend was as talented and gracious as Aeschilman.
Bottega might make you think of...