| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence.
The actor portrays a small-town father...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Southern Italy's “pizzica taranta” tradition began centuries ago as therapy for the victim of a particular kind of deadly spider bite, and gradually evolved into a kind of hours-long musical exorcism, a psychic healing for depression and fear....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:25 AM
There's nary a wasted word or visual in "Blue Caprice," a superb, slow-boil of a thriller revisiting the case of Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the nation's capital in fall 2002. (The movie's appearance in...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will jump into the 2014 race for governor Tuesday, setting the stage for what is likely to be a fiercely competitive contest for the Democratic nomination.
Gansler, 50, will formally launch his campaign...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:25 PM
It was both eerie and gripping to watch the smart new true-crime drama "Blue Caprice" just days after the shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Loosely based on the 2002 Beltway shootings — 13 killed or injured by sniper fire —...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Coolly controlled and extremely well-acted, "Blue Caprice" retells the story of the 2002 Beltway sniper killings perpetrated by John Allen Muhammad, a Louisiana native who dreamed of revenge on the nation, and his informally adopted teenage son, Lee...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:43 AM
In 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the Washington region for three weeks by firing bullets at innocent people in parking lots and at gas stations, ultimately killing 10 people and wounding three others. They used a Bushmaster XM-15...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Murder in New York City is not uncommon. A psychopath leaving a note near the body with a punch list of demands is.
In Brownsville more than 48 hours have passed since the murder of Vindalee Smith. The pregnant 38-year-old was set to deliver in weeks and...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The rest stop off Interstate 70 near Myersville, Md., has been renovated since two of this century’s most notorious serial killers were captured there 10 years ago Wednesday.
Retired Maryland State Trooper 1st Class D. Wayne Smith said the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:31 AM
The investigation into the killing of a Brooklyn mom on the eve of her wedding has taken a strange turn as a result of a bloody note found at the scene. The note has investigators trying to figure out what it means and why 38-year-old Vindalee Smith was...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 12:05 PM
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones —...