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  • New Towson police commander brings diverse experience

    New Towson police commander brings diverse experience
    Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., the Towson precinct's fourth commander in 22 months, hopes to bring the communication skills gleaned in two decades on the job and the policing background of a third-generation officer to his new role as Towson's top cop. "This...
  • Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore

    Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore
    A woman sleeping next to her child in her Southwest Baltimore home awoke to the sound of three or four gunshots. Her husband told her to get down. After a few moments, they looked out the window to an empty street. No one was running. Nothing looked out...
  • 'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'

    'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'
    Hey, "The Walking Dead" is back on AMC! It's been two months since we've been able to spend our Sunday nights watching men and women in tattered clothing brutally slaughtering rotting men and women in even more tattered clothing/skin, unless you...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days. Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...
  • David Simon on Idris Elba and the last days of Stringer Bell

    David Simon on Idris Elba and the last days of Stringer Bell
    Sun media critic David Zurawik emailed “Wire” creator David Simon seeking an assessment from him of Idris Elba for a feature story on Elba. Simon’s generous and thoughtful email reply seemed too good not to publish on its own. Here&...
  • 'American Horror Story: Coven' recap, 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'

    'American Horror Story: Coven' recap, 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'
    "You two, together? Big trouble." -- Papa Legba We open with Marie and Fiona discussing their new alliance. Marie is glad to have found an equal in Fiona. Fiona offers to cast a spell to help Marie sleep, and tells her that they will strategize for their...
  • Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court

    Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court
    A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...
  • Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life

    Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life
    Four days a week, Aisha Tyler works as co-host of "The Talk" on CBS Daytime. Every other week, she steps up to the microphone to voice the character of Lana Kane in the animated show "Archer." And on the weekends, she hops on a plane to perform her stand-...
  • Hearing Baltimore echoes in HBO's 'True Detective'

    Hearing Baltimore echoes in HBO's 'True Detective'
    A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.” They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...
  • Ready to call Baltimore quits [Letter]

    Ready to call Baltimore quits [Letter]
    While I am not a native of Baltimore, I have lived in the area for six years now, and I've never seen anything quite as accurate as the commentary written by Eileen Pollock ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13). I was born and raised in Boston, which is...
  • Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case

    Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case
    Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges. The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that...