| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last year, Lupe Fiasco found himself in the middle of a hot-button debate in hip-hop. His single at the time, "Bitch Bad," explicitly confronted the culture's knotty issues with misogyny, language and gender roles. The chorus begins with the song's title,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The important word in today's article by Michael Dresser regarding the criticism of those involved in Maryland's health care insurance exchange is "contractors" ("O'Malley and Brown hammered on website," Dec. 9).
In the zeal to privatize all things...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The Baltimore Museum of Art looks a little off-putting these days. Much of the exterior is covered over and a good chunk of the interior closed off to the public while an extensive renovation project is under way. But once you navigate the temporary...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.
And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
A Maryland state senator who heads the General Assembly's veteran's caucus rebuked Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Tuesday night over the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's claim he could fix problems with federal processing of veterans' claims...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Recent Open Forum letters from Kingsville and Bel Air writers concerning the Tea Party and Republicans are good examples of low information voters and those who have a twisted slant on history to suit their wacky agendas.
Blaming the Tea Party as an...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:14 AM
"Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If I truly believed Syria's Bashar Assad used Sarin gas to kill his people, I'd be outraged ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). However, after watching much of Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, I'm troubled by the overuse of the term,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:24 PM
After nearly bringing the United States into another illegal, unconstitutional war, this time with Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, President Obama has, appropriately, backed down and decided to seek congressional...