| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:31 PM
When bad luck struck, John Mann was all but certain that he'd have to abandon his dreams.
In 2005, Mann was a 28-year-old film school graduate who was just starting to make inroads in the difficult East Coast television industry. He hoped to one day...
| Feb 21, 2013
"We need to buy a movie studio."
Amid the umpteen conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
"We won!" people around here shouted Sunday night as the Ravens took their second national championship in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Those two words are significant. It wasn't just the Ravens who won. It was also "we," as in those who live and work in the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Michael K. Williams, who played Omar in "The Wire," is talking about his years of drug abuse and saying he's surprised it didn't lead to him ending up in a body bag.
Williams tells the Newark Star-Ledger that while he was playing Omar in the Baltimore-...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:00 AM
This summer, the citizens of Baltimore and the surrounding region have experienced two special multi-million-dollar events that consumed the Inner Harbor area for days.
Each one took a lot of planning and cooperation. Each one was entertaining for...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Baltimore Orioles' star center fielder Adam Jones loves to sleep out — which works out nicely for him, realization, since his team spends more than 80 days a year on the road.
Obviously undaunted by frequent changes of scenery, Jones has been a...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:58 AM
As "The Bachelorette" winds down, we're already looking forward to the next batch of hopeless romantics ("Bachelor Pad" starts July 23 featuring Kalon and his butt chin).
We got a sneak peak last Thursday at the Bachelor/Bachelorette casting call. Though...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:50 AM
"The Wire" certainly made Charm City look like it was going to the dogs. With good reason. Turns out the acclaimed HBO series had close ties to canine Baltimore.
I reported last week about "The Wire" crew's adventures with neighborhood pit bulls, and...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who overcame a troubled childhood and a murder conviction to launch an acting career as a drug-gang assassin on HBO's "The Wire," pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin.
She was sentenced to seven years in prison,...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:18 AM
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 5:55 PM
When Antonio Malone needed $15,000 to pay off the assailants who stormed his West Baltimore rowhouse and demanded money and heroin, a gang leader told him exactly where to go. Police say he was sent to a 12th floor apartment at The Redwood, the home of...