| Dec 27, 2009
Those with the luxury of premium cable came face to face in 2002 with a side of Baltimore that city leaders would have shuddered to display even on public access channels.
Taking advantage of HBO's patience with complex plots and permissiveness with...
| Dec 27, 2009
What do we call this decade? The Ohs? If you say that out loud it sounds like a certain baseball team. The Aughts? What's an aught? In a practical but infinitely more gloomy choice, Time magazine settled on "The Decade from Hell."
And maybe it was. A new...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Werner's luncheonette, a downtown fixture since 1950 that was a gathering spot for politicians and lawyers as well as office workers and citizens serving jury duty, is closing Friday.
Coming just a few months after the demise of Burke's restaurant, the...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 6:36 AM
From the Mike Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Jason Winer directed every other episode of the first season of the award-winning ABC comedy "Modern Family." He has just made the jump to movie comedy with the forthcoming remake of "Arthur," starring Russell Brand...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 9:43 AM
The Hippodrome Theatre has announced the first group of restaurants and caterers that have committed to the post-show event of its Foodie Experience event featuring Alton Brown. Most of them are veterans from last year's inaugural edition, which...
| Jul 4, 2011
For many people, when they think of Baltimore, they might imagine the crime-ridden streets that were practically a character in the HBO series, "The Wire." For others, the city can bring to mind more sanitized images of Ravens, Orioles or the Inner...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:41 PM
The boy in the black leotard was throwing yet another temper tantrum.
Seventeen-year-old Bilal Smith had his back to his dance instructor at the Baltimore School for the Arts. As she demonstrated a movement sequence to the class, Bilal bent from the...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Despite the placid assurances of Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, the 4th of July at the Inner Harbor was a nightmare for many. Thugs terrorized tourists. One man was shot twice. Another was slashed to death. A 4-year old was shot in the...
| 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 26, 2011
| 5:15 PM
The pungent, haunting narrative of Laura Lippman's new novel, "The Most Dangerous Thing," kicks in with a group of kids arguing for dibs on a grassy kickball field near a cotton mill on "Wetheredsville Road."
The whole scene sounds like a cozy...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Donnie Andrews' life is one that David Simon and Ed Burns would have had to invent if he hadn't already lived it.
"I am the real Omar," Andrews tells me by way of introduction, referring to how he was the inspiration for the ruthless yet moral stickup...
| 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...