| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:38 AM
A claim that "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with a minor has been withdrawn.
The 23-year-old man who had said he was 16 when he began a romantic relationship with Clash — the voice of Elmo — recanted Tuesday through his...
| Oct 7, 2012
Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A fifth man has filed a lawsuit against Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," making sex abuse allegations similar to those of four other plaintiffs.
Kevin Kiadii, now 25, of New York, alleges that he was 16 when he and Clash...
| Feb 9, 2012
August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 7:41 AM
From the Z on TV blog:
"Sesame Street" returns for its 41st season on Monday, but the opening episode won't include a scheduled segment featuring singer Katy Perry and Elmo.
The segment, which includes Perry singing a parody of her song, "Hot 'N' Cold"...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• Thank God you live in America:...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:09 AM
Will the rubber duckie be the best man?
The are-they-or-aren't-they gay jokes about Ernie and Bert have a long history. I think an image of them holding hands was carved by early man in the caves at Lascaux.
But could the two actually get married?...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Pity the poor film lovers who blew their entire month's movie budget on the latest "Star Wars" box set. This week, for roughly the same price, they could have owned a cinema milestone superior to "Star Wars" in just about every way — William Wyler's...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 12:15 PM
"Senseless" would be another appropriate word for your "letter of the day" if our community permits the closure of the Ark ("Preschool for homeless children losing its home" July 13). As the only accredited preschool for homeless kids in Baltimore, the...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:36 AM
Summer arrives early in the state capital with the opening of the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's 46th season of presenting "theater under the stars," which begins May 24 with Cole Porter's classic "Anything Goes."
The musical, the updated, 2011 Tony...
| Nov 13, 2011
When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street."
It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a...
| Aug 21, 1994
She's 30 years into retirement, and it's still happening.Nancy Claster goes about her life -- at the grocery store, the dry cleaner or even the track -- and finds herself cornered by some grown-up, someone who should have put away childish things. And...