Russell Baker, a Baltimore-raised, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, essayist and biographer who hosted the show “Masterpiece Theatre” on PBS and had the longest-running column in the history of The New York Times, died at his Leesburg, Va., home Monday, his son said.
John R. Merrill, former chairman of the music department at Gilman School whose tenure spanned more than three decades, died March 28 from complications of Parkinson's disease at his Roland Park home. He was 83.
The timing of the The Post's release — at the peak of the "#MeToo" movement against male sexual harassment in the workplace — appears more fortuitous than intentional. The film is more a declaration of women's arrival and progress against gender inequality in the news media and elsewhere.
Dissent and protest, my fellow Americans, is in the very DNA of this country. Colin Kaepernick is therefore the ultimate patriot, caring enough about his very flawed nation to call it out for its failings and shaming the rest of us into engaging with the issues he raises.
Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her Sparks home of myositis, an autoimmune disorder. She was 70.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Arnold Jolivet was often at loggerheads with government officials, and, as Doni Glover, the owner of a communications company, pointed out, "He had no problem suing the city for millions of dollars when it was wrong. He had no problem calling Gov. Martin O'Malley on the carpet."