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  • 87-year-old marathon participant sees no finish in sight

    87-year-old marathon participant sees no finish in sight
    Running a half-marathon is easy, Bob Gralley, 87, said: "I put one leg in front of the other." For 13.1 miles. That Gralley can do this at his age is remarkable. Yet on Saturday, there he'll be at the 13th Baltimore Running Festival, a silver-haired...
  • 'Homeland' recap, 'Tower of David'

    'Homeland' recap, 'Tower of David'
    Season 3 narrowed its focus to Brody and Carrie, both imprisoned by jailers who insist they are only helping. As the episode opens, we see Brody nearly dead somewhere in a South American forest. His head is shaved and he’s been shot. Yelling in...
  • Get used to being watched

    Yesterday's mail brought a safety razor, a gift from those nice people at Gillette. I tried it out this morning, it is superior to my old one, and I will probably pay the extortionate price for replacement blades. But why, I wondered, were those nice...
  • Of "the" I sing

    At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University. That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
  • Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally

    Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally
    Don’t trust TV history — ever. That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War. “America Vs. Iraq,” which...
  • Towson author writes a history of conspiracy theories in America

    Towson author writes a history of conspiracy theories in America
    As Jesse Walker sees it, the Land of the Free is rife with paranoid theories about everyone and everything. We always have been a nation that seeks out subversives lurking in the amber waves of grain. And we always will be, though the Towson author says...
  • Zurawik wrong on WMDs

    David Zurawik feels that George W. Bush lied about Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction ("Why I stopped trusting TV history — totally," Aug. 24). Mr. Zurawik can critique the investigative techniques of the National Geographic show,...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington'

    'Scandal' recap, 'Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington'
    I’m going to begin by saying that I was not sure about this episode from the preview. Hostage situation? It’s been done so many times that I feared that we may be getting the first predictable episode of “Scandal” ever....
  • 'Homeland' recap, 'Game On'

    'Homeland' recap, 'Game On'
    Plot twist! Did anyone see that coming? Episode four rewarded patient viewers with a major reveal that almost makes me want to go back and re-watch the first three episodes for clues. I had no idea. The episode opens on Carrie in the county hospital,...
  • The 'nuclear option'

    The 'nuclear option'
    Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it. In saying that he may...
  • Top item on Obama's agenda: damage control

    Top item on Obama's agenda: damage control
    As it must come to all American presidents, it seems, Barack Obama's policy agenda is being crowded out of the headlines by the imperative of damage control against administration scandal. The allegations of incompetence or worse in the IRS' targeting...
  • Craig Robinson, Ron Paul, Kal Penn, Tony Mendez to speak at Hopkins

    Craig Robinson, Ron Paul, Kal Penn, Tony Mendez to speak at Hopkins
    A combination of politicians, pundits and proletariat heroes are scheduled to speak at Johns Hopkins University this fall in a series of free public lectures. Linda Greenhouse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning former Supreme Court correspondent for The New...