WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
Time out for kneejerk reactions
Yet another elementary school in this great country has banned tag on the playground, this time on the theory it causes conflict among the kids.
It's that time of year
In what has become a rite of early September, a broken sports town turns its lonely eyes to the Ravens, seeking respite from another lost Orioles season.
Dresser on unhappy light rail riders -- Maryland
Gunts on Fort McHenry's visitor's center -- Today
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Aesop Rock -- The underground hip-hop artist plays tonight at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $20. tickets.com or 800-955-5566.
'Tom Crowl: Alone Again Un-Naturally' -- See the talents of a local ventriloquist. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster, at 5 p.m. $5-$7. 410-848-7272.
Beatles on film -- See a free screening of A Hard Day's Night, part of Towson University's Department of Electronic Media and Film's annual fall film series. 7:30 p.m. Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium, 8000 York Road.
Kyle Eastwood -- The bassist is famous in his own right, but his parentage (his father is Clint) always comes up. Eastwood brings his pop- and soul-flavored jazz to Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis, tonight at 8. $24.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com
'Namibia: Road to Adventure' -- See photos by local artist Paul Marycz in the exhibit at the Artists' Gallery through Sept. 28. 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. 410-740-8249
Sun pop music critic Rashod D. Ollison sizes up the competition between rap hip-hop rivals Kanye West and 50 Cent.
Tomorrow in Today
Fall into fashion
Sun style writer Tanika White highlights the best looks from the runways of New York's Fashion Week.
Wednesday in Today
Make Over My Meal
In the latest installment of Make Over My Meal, we help a senior citizen assemble a better dinner.
Wednesday in Taste
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Final days of campaigning
Keep up with events on the last day before Baltimore's primary election.baltimoresun.com/election
Gardener of the week
In this season's final installment, read about Tom Blanford, who transformed his gravel-filled Mount Vernon backyard into a tranquil space.baltimoresun.com/gardener
Box office report
Michael Sragow takes a look at the returns from the first weekend of the fall movie season.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
BRAC meeting in Columbia
The BRAC Subcabinet's will meet this afternoon to discuss how Howard County is preparing for expected growth.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Brain shows political divide
Scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work.baltimoresun.com/nationworld
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Baltimore Votes -- Get the backstory on the 2007 campaign, at baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
Jay Hancock -- Start your business week, at baltimoresun.com/hancockblog.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT SUNDAY @BALTIMORESUN.COM/WHATYOU MISSED
1. Mean streets -- For the Ravens' Bart Scott, football was salvation.
2. Muslims connect -- Food drives and similar events raise awareness and interaction in local communities.
3. Good timing -- Even with foreclosures rising, home prices falling and turmoil in the lending industry, some say this is a great time to be a real estate investor.
4. Hard core -- David Zurawik reviews HBO's new series that explores love and sex, Tell Me You Love Me.
5. Sea sentry -- The lighthouses along New Jersey's shore offer a window on the area's history.