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  • Dems get a pass from P.C. police [Commentary]

    Dems get a pass from P.C. police [Commentary]
    "Political cover" is a powerful phenomenon in contemporary politics. But it can make voters plenty cynical about the ways and means of political warfare. It's typically utilized wherever a well-known progressive Democrat speaks or acts outside of...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area

    Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area
    No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday. You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
  • Meryl Streep as Maria Callas -- a masterpiece is coming!

    "I'd like to rip her throat out!" This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997. But that might be the only role Miss Streep...
  • Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...
  • Nicki Minaj makes a (cautious) entree into acting

    Nicki Minaj makes a (cautious) entree into acting
    When Nicki Minaj was cast in “The Other Woman,” she had never been in a movie before. But the hip-hop artist was no stranger to playing make-believe. The 31-year-old -- born Onika Tanya Maraj -- has long had a penchant for the dramatic,...
  • In Brazil, music for the flaunters and the wanters

    Covered in tattoos and gold jewelry, MC Guime took the stage at a Sao Paulo club where patrons pay up to $4,500 for the VIP area, his lyrics fitting right in with the ostentatious surroundings. "Top of the line! Nike Shox sneakers, Oakley shorts, Oakley...
  • Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., journalist

    Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., journalist
    Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House assisted living facility in...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...