WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
The pain of preseason injuries
David Steele tackles the risk of players getting injured in preseason games.
Giants' game plan
Mike Preston discusses the Giants' physical play against the Ravens last night.
Mike Dresser on gas emergencies -- Maryland
Edward Gunts on architecture -- Today
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Season the Microphone -- Check out the Unison Collective, Tislam the Great, Mzery and more at the Season the Microphone Mondays event at the New Turntable Club, 2139 Jefferson St. $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. Doors open at 9. 443-801-5743.
Jazz quartet -- See the Peabody Jazz Quartet at 7:30 p.m. at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. The group performs originals and jazz standards weekly. $5-$8. 410-385-2638.
Saw Doctors -- The Saw Doctors, who combine the sounds of 1960s rock with Ireland traditions and punk rock force, will perform at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $35. 8 p.m. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
TV series -- Californication, a new Showtime series starring David Duchovny as a writer who's trying to manage his appetite for women. 10:30 p.m.
Segway Tour -- See the sights of historic Fells Point on a one- or two-hour tour on a Segway. $45-$70. Tours leave from Thames Street Park at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. cityscoots.net.
70TH year for SPAM
To mark the 70th anniversary of SPAM, we offer dueling essays on this polarizing mystery meat.
Wednesday in Taste
Return of the fair
The Maryland State Fair is back in Timonium for its 126th year.
Thursday in Live!
On the prowl for an outfit
Fashion writer Tanika White joins a high school student on the hunt for the perfect back-to-school outfit.
Saturday in Go Today
Review of Russian epic
Sun movie critic Michael Sragow reviews the latest releases including Daywatch, a Russian fantasy epic.
Friday in Movies Today
5 THINGS TO LOOF FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Gardener of the Week
Nan Belsinger of Fallston has created a parklike garden with life-size sculptures, meandering paths, benches and exotic plants.baltimoresun.com/gardener
Box office report
Who ruled and who fizzled in theaters last weekend? Sun movie critic Michael Sragow surveys the scene.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
Court Martial to begin
A general court martial for Lt. Col. Steven Jordan, charged in connection with the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, is to begin today at Fort Meade.baltimoresun.com/nation
Rape trial for ex-teacher
A trial is scheduled to begin in Baltimore Circuit Court for Charles Carroll, the Baltimore teacher accused of raping a 13-year-old girl. Carroll taught at Community Initiatives Academy in East Baltimore.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Edgewood residents meeting
Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane and state's attorney Joseph Cassilly will hold a community meeting tonight to address crime in Edgewood, which posted its second homicide earlier this month.baltimoresun.com/maryland
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Random Rodricks -- Dan Rodricks shares his perspectives all day.baltimoresun.com/randomrodricks
Photo Edge -- Chris Assaf takes you behind the scenes of assignments.baltimoresun.com/photoedge
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT SUNDAY @BALTIMORESUN.COM
1. Young Waterman -- Spend a morning on Broad Creek with P.T. Hambleton, 19, one of a diminishing number of young people hoping to earn a living as a Chesapeake Bay waterman.
2. A life lost -- Before becoming Baltimore's 135th slaying victim this year, Barbara Griffin lived on society's margins - sick, angry and forgotten. We take a close look at her brief, hard life.
3. Failure to thrive -- While as many as 18 percent of U.S. children have been swept up in the obesity epidemic, there is another side to the obesity equation - the chronically underweight, the malnourished in the land of the increasingly over-fed.
4. Hair today -- The 'stache is back - in all styles. Read the story and use our interactive graphic to see how mustaches look on a selection of leaders and celebrities.
5. Jamal's game plan -- Ravens castoff Jamal Lewis hopes to revive his career and his new team in Cleveland.