Howard County doesn't have the cache of Paris, New York or Tokyo, or even of some of the more local tourist haunts. It's not the sailing capital, as Annapolis bills itself, or home of the Preakness, which Baltimore boasts, nor does it have the wide-selection of museums as Washington.
What's going on within a five-acre area of production offices and massive warehouses turned soundstages in Joppa is a new game altogether. The makers of the $100 million Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" are virtually building their own Washington.
David Simon has returned to the pages of his old newspaper with a compelling look back at a Baltimore police officer wounded in the drug war, and now in need of help himself. The blind Gene Cassidy, shot twice in the head in 1987, still works at the police training academy.
A federal court judge on Thursday sentenced 21-year-old Romesh Vance, who was featured in a 2005 documentary about Baltimore boys sent to boarding school in Kenya, to 70 months in prison for participating in a drug conspiracy at the Gilmor Homes public housing complex.
Yesterday Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that "House of Cards" — a Washington-based TV series starring Kevin Spacey — will be filmed in Baltimore this spring, making it the third political drama to be produced in Maryland in less than a year.
Michael Kenneth Williams is feeling lucky these days. The 44-year-old performer known to fans of HBO's "The Wire" as fearless stick-up man Omar Little says there is nothing he's wanted more since the Baltimore-based drama ended than to "just continuously stay working" as an actor.
The inaugural Grand Prix swept into Baltimore this weekend with much at stake — for a city whose economy and image could both use a boost, and for its mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has been the most visible proponent of the much-hyped event
To rebuild her life, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson had to destroy her own reputation. The actress who portrayed a cold-blooded killer for hire so memorably on three seasons of the HBO cable series "The Wire" pleaded guilty on Monday to a crime she says she didn't commit.
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who overcame a troubled childhood and murder conviction to launch an acting career as a drug-gang assassin on HBO's "The Wire," pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin.
When "The Wire" decided to pay off pit bull owners so they could film, it wasn't a simple cash payoff like you saw all the time on the show. They had them fill out tax forms and provide social security numbers.