WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
AN UNEASY SITUATION
After yesterday's game against the Cardinals, there is now less reason than last week to feel comfortable about the Ravens quarterback situation. You're either brave, optimistic or delusional to think that Steve McNair's health isn't going to hang over every game from now on.
Battling cubicle creeps
The establishment of the Cubicle Culture ushered in abig headache: co-workers who appeared in your cubicle without warning and startled the hell out of you. Now, one far-thinking young man has done something about that.
Michael Dresser on the MTA culture. -- Maryland
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Women rock -- Tonight, the Sidebar Tavern, 218 E. Lexington St., hosts Girls Rock Girls Rule Fest. The female-centric lineup includes Odd Girl Out, Grandma's Mini, Emiko, Loki the Grump, Rewbee and headliner G Spot. Doors open at 8 p.m. For ticket prices, call 410-659-4130 or go to sidebartavern.com.
Artist's method -- Painter James Rieck gives a free lecture today at 3:30 p.m. about his imagery and how he works. The Maryland Institute College of Art alumnus speaks in the Falvey Hall in the school's Brown Center, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. Admission is free. 410-225-2300 or mica.edu.
Metal music -- Metal and mayhem are the name of the game when Cradle of Filth, CKY, Gwar and Vains of Jenna perform at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $27.50 for the all-ages show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.
Stoop stories -- Tonight's Stoop Storytelling event, Corpus: Stories about the Body, will feature seven Baltimore natives, including a forensic scientist and former crime scene investigator, talking about their personal experiences. Doors open at 7 p.m. for cocktails and music, and the show starts at 8 p.m. at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Tickets are $12-$15. 410-332-0033 or stoopstorytelling.com.
Real drama -- In In the Shadow of the Moon, British director David Sington constructs a personal history of the race to beat the Soviets to the moon that has the build-up, velocity, setbacks and catharses of a classic drama. At the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., now. For show times, 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.
Bring out the biryani
Biryani, a rice dish, is found in dozens of variations across India and throughout the Muslim world.
Wednesday in Taste
5 THING TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Countdown to Halo 3
Baltimore area gamers are gearing up for the biggest release of the year, the Xbox 360's Halo 3.baltimoresun.com/today
Three months after a budget season marked by tensions between Anne Arundel County school and government leaders, the two sides will meet tonight to talk about the process for next year.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel
City Council meeting
Baltimore's City Council is set to meet at 5 p.m. at City Hall to consider a variety of legislative proposals. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Coach Brian Billick talks about Sunday's 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Academy oversight meets
The Naval Academy's Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday. Will the recent changes in food quality be on the menu?baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Achievement gap -- Join a discussion on the achievement gap between black and white students. baltimoresun.com/classroom
Fresh start -- Get your business week started off right with Jay Hancock's blog. baltimoresun.com/hancockblog
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT SUNDAY @BALTIMORESUN.COM
1. Talking taxes -- What are the strategies behind Gov. Martin O'Malley's tax plans and how will he sell it to the public and lawmakers in the coming months?
2. Ken Burns' 'War' -- The documentarian takes a very personal look at World War II.
3. Dangerous play -- Some of football's most serious injuries occur on kickoffs.
4. Wonderful Maryland -- Readers pick the state's seven wonders.
5. Money talks -- Those radio shows doling out advice on investments, health care and other serious topics may be little more than cleverly disguised infomercials.