| Jul 29, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Allison Schmitt, who trains out of the North Baltimore Aquatic Center, was narrowly edged in the 400 freestyle today by France's Camille Muffat. Britain's Rebecca Adlington took the bronze.
Muffat's 4:01.45, an Olympic record, beat Schmitt by .32....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:42 PM
You can take Michael Phelps out of Baltimore. You can send him to his fourth Olympics. But what does he do during his downtime?
"I've just been watching 'The Wire,'" Phelps said Wednesday, referring to the HBO show that is perhaps as famous a Baltimore...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:53 AM
We're still in Paris, where Yolanda and Brandi are running through the streets backed by what sounds like Parisian dubstep.
Brandi's on a mission to look as good as Yolanda does when she's her age, to which I say, "Yesssss, ma'mm!" Both of them spent...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:52 AM
This week on "The Amazing Race," we say farewell to the curious passport-stealing cab drivers of Russia, and we say do svidaniya to the Swim Coach of Frustration and the Professor (of Love). Time to go to someplace with a red, white, and blue flag. No,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were 11 teams. Some of them were really awesome, and some were not. Phil Keoghan eliminated a lot of them, and now the lucky remaining few are in Spain. It all ends tonight, you know, so I hope you have some comfort...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:06 AM
Yahoo has added another major property to its portfolio, Kanye West went dark and political for his SNL gig, and France is buying military equipment. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for May 20, 2013.
With the exception of television show...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If the name of any Founding Father crosses our minds on the Fourth of July, it's probably not John Adams'. The second U.S. president rarely gets mentioned alongside Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, the founders we associate...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Sensing, perhaps, that they are losing the public relations battle after Senate candidate Todd Akin's forehead-slapping views on "legitimate rape" and the female body's magical ability to guard against pregnancy, Republicans are trying now to focus on the...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Police officers convicted of a crime in Maryland and sentenced to state prison are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates.
But those prosecuted in U.S. District Court and sent to federal prison — like the...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Jay Youmans, Master of Wine, delivered a spectacular webinar last week as part of the French Wine Society's Burgundy Master-Level Certificate program.
His presentation clarified and categorized the multitudinous expressions of pinot noir in the New World...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 11:46 AM
White wine pairs well with fish. Unfortunately, there's just enough truth in that statement to get the cook into a pot of hot water.
First and foremost, fish, shellfish and other seafood are very rarely served au naturel. When pairing wine with food, one...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Before the other boys jumped Tyrone, they asked if he wanted to fight.
That was a mere formality. Fights are a regular occurrence among juveniles being held in Baltimore's adult jail — where the 16-year-old was held for six months on attempted-...