| Jul 8, 2012
| 11:11 AM
I did not think I’d ever see a better medical documentary series than the Emmy-Award-winning “Hopkins 24/7” that aired in 2000 or its sequel, “Hopkins,” which won a Peabody Award in 2008. The backstage access, immediacy and...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:10 PM
It should have been such a happy occasion for Ken and Kristin Sheely of Germantown. They were moving their daughter, Keyton, into her dorm room Aug. 22 for her freshman year at Penn State. Then Ken's cell phone beeped.
It was a call the Sheelys will...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:49 PM
It is an image that has inspired hundreds, if not thousands.
Zach Lederer, 18, stares directly and defiantly into the camera, arms up and flexed in a muscle pose, surrounded by the medical accouterments of his hospital bed.
He had just come out of brain...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 4:22 AM
For the first group performance tonight, before we learn who is out on American Idol, Stefano, Jacob, Lauren and Haley sing Train's "Hey Soul Sister." I'm pretty over that song, but you know ... these small-group performances this season have......
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Sorry, folks, that this is so late. Between the snow earlier this week and an eye doctor's appointment that left me unable to see for a couple of hours. (But, yay, my retinas are OK. /TMI) Anyway, at long last,......
| May 24, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.
A day or...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 4:58 PM
The anguished mother pounded the floor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, screaming, "Why, why, why?" Dr. John Wogan had just told her as gently as he knew how that her teenage son was dead, the victim of a stray bullet fired on the streets of Baltimore.
| Sep 28, 2010
| 3:03 PM
As long as I've been writing restaurant criticism, first as a freelancer for the City Paper and later for The Baltimore Sun, people have always been curious about my qualifications.
Some of them were actually nice about it. Now that I'm The Sun's...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 9:27 PM
Austin Story doesn't remember the late-summer outing at a friend's lakefront home in New Jersey, or the rocks he climbed near a waterfall. Or how he lost his footing and, as his horrified mother looked on, fell about 50 feet.
The 14-year-old lay...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 1:32 PM
On a recent Saturday afternoon, a man addressed a crowd of about 50 at a brewery right outside Baltimore and said, "Let us pray."
He raised his arm, looked over his flock and solemnly intoned: "Our lager which art in barrels, thy will be drunk, at the...