| Mar 1, 2014
Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
| Jul 13, 2013
"The Book of Mormon" has to be the most subversive Broadway musical in history.
All those other supposedly radical shows, the ones with nudity or such tough subjects as mental illness, just can't hold a candle to this insanely brilliant concoction about...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Evidence of big media's bias against religion that doesn't advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented. Islam is a notable...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:27 PM
If Mitt Romney wins the presidential election this fall, he'll have Harry Reid partly to thank.
The Republican presidential nominee and the Senate Democratic leader don't have much in common politically. But they're both members of the Church of Jesus...
| Oct 14, 2012
There are big political contributors, and then there are BIG contributors. Count Baltimore trial lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos among the latter.
Angelos has donated at least $1.22 million, mostly to super PACs backing Democrats, according to the...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Marylanders will soon have an opportunity common in a country other than their own: the right to veto a legislature's product. This tool, the voter referendum, is an important right, since two cure-alls of the 1970s, campaign finance "reform" and strict...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:20 AM
It's pilot pickup time in Hollywood, and Baltimore's Jason Winer got some good news yesterday with an order from NBC for 13 episodes of "1600 Penn," a political comedy that he co-created, directs and executive produces. The series will introduced as a...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:15 AM
The Sun May 12 editorial "Lesson of a high-school prank" concludes that "There's no evidence that [Mitt] Romneycurrently is either a bigot or a bully. If he is a changed man today, that is probably something the public would appreciate hearing about."...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Jokes about polygamy and funny long underwear aside, Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has not been, and will not become, a factor in the presidential campaign of 2012.
I have a friend who wishes that were not so. She thinks it's creepy that Mormons comb...