| 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...
| 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......
| 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 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...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 9:05 PM
After several postponements, George Huguely V, accused of killing his former girlfriend Yeardley Love almost a year ago, is to appear Monday before a Virginia judge for a preliminary hearing at which prosecutors are expected to lay out the case against...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Not all addictions live up to their advance press.
In the past decade, it's become common to casually and humorously describe a favorite activity in the parlance of chemical dependency. People speak of being "addicted" to chocolate or high-fat foods,...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 6:04 PM
Cameron Heyward has the toughness that the Ravens covet. He has the versatility that fits their defense. And he has the bloodline that says he will tackle the NFL head-first.
Heyward, a defensive lineman out of Ohio State, is the son of Craig "Ironhead"...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:42 AM
A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder.
| 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...
| 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.