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  • 'The Wire' update: Here are some cast members doing some very good work

    'The Wire' update: Here are some cast members doing some very good work
    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...
  • 'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped

    'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped
    With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....
  • Recording Industry: Here's a (inadvertent) handy guide on best websites for stealing music

    Recording Industry: Here's a (inadvertent) handy guide on best websites for stealing music
    From the Midnight Sun blog: In response to an inquiry from the federal government trade czar, the Recording Industry Association of America released Monday a filing itemizing "notorious markets" across the globe. Notorious markets are physical places...
  • War of 1812 enemies sign 'declaration of peace'

    War of 1812 enemies sign 'declaration of peace'
    On the 200th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war on Britain and its colonies, representatives of the United States, Britain and Canada gathered at Fort McHenry to sign a "declaration of peace." "Much … has changed in 200 years," Navy...
  • Sailabration launches War of 1812 bicentennial

    Sailabration launches War of 1812 bicentennial
    Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over...
  • Philip Glass' 'Overture for 2012' to get dual premiere

    Philip Glass' 'Overture for 2012' to get dual premiere
    The most famous piece of music about a conflict in 1812 has nothing to do with what is dubbed the second war of American independence. That won't stop Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," with its famous bells and cannons, from being part of the "Star-Spangled...
  • Less than glorious: the War of 1812

    Less than glorious: the War of 1812
    No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments. Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared...
  • Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe

    Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe
    Last month, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first case of measles in the state since 2009. This development demonstrates that even Maryland, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S., is not immune to...
  • The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex

    The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex
    When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security. The company also has helped rescue ships from pirates in the waters off Somalia and provides medical...
  • Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal

    Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal
    Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism. Spitzer did prove to be an...
  • Hack this, Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch is in trouble and a whole lot of folks are delighted. They are practically drooling at the mouth that the downfall of Fox News could be around the corner. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into allegations that the...
  • Rupert Murdoch, Sheila Dixon, John Edwards -- the media and public shame

    Rupert Murdoch, Sheila Dixon, John Edwards -- the media and public shame
    I have been thinking about media and public shame a lot lately. And events this week with Rupert Murdoch globally and Sheila Dixon locally have focused my troubled thoughts. The litany of public figures who have been in the news lately for behaving...