| Mar 19, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The good folks at Public Policy Polling decided to use their valuable time conducting a presidential poll including Charlie Sheen. Yes, he of Adonis DNA and tiger blood.
Even though it's been widely misreported that Sheen won matchups against both...
| Mar 15, 2011
Please allow me (or "myself" as Mike Myers famously said) to introduce myself. Those of you who have been reading Baltimore-area newspapers for the past decade might (or might not) recognize my byline (I've written articles for The Sun, The Examiner,...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It's looking more and more like Katie Couric is going to be out of her anchor role at CBS News in the near future.
The New York Post reported last week that Couric is in talks with ABC, apparently looking for a job after her contract ends this summer, ...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Last week, we introduced the "Wile E. Coyote Anvil of Reason Award," given to that person in the news who most needs a dose of brutal cartoonish enlightenment.
This week, we have several worthy nominees. They are:
• Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)...
| May 10, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Conservative groups are in an uproar over rapper Common's scheduled attendance at the White House's "Night of Poetry" event this week.
Sarah Palin, The Daily Caller and other right-of-center groups are criticizing a 2007 spoken word performance...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:40 PM
For almost two decades, Baltimore was mainly seen by the TV industry as a place to make shows about cops and crime. But now, the city is looking more like the nation's capital to some of Hollywood's top producers.
On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:05 AM
Just what we need: another Baltimore mayor fixated on shoes.
At least Otis Rolley, the former city planning director running for mayor, isn't waving a high heel in a threatening manner. Nor is he asking developers doing business with the city to buy...
| May 10, 2011
| 12:06 PM
If you've seen a black SUV getting towed up Charles Street Tuesday with an attractive brunette and driver still inside, rest assured they are not the latest victims of Baltimore's municipal towing scandal.
That's Julianne Moore in the back seat, playing...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:30 PM
So what was it like for the Fort McHenry ranger to suddenly have Sarah Palin, her family and a gaggle of media onlookers on his hands Monday?
“Just one more visitor for me,” said Ranger Jim Bailey, who had about an hour’s notice...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:55 PM
If you're wondering how the heck Sarah Palin's campaign bus wound up in Baltimore ...
Wait, it's not a campaign bus, Palin insists, but a "bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation." So, if you're wondering how the heck...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Joined by Education secretary Arne Duncan, Michelle Obama reads the Dr. Seuss "foodie classic" to a gathering at the Library of Congress. Via Obama Foodorama. Right after, in the interest of fairness, Sarah Palin read The Fountainhead from start to......