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  • Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85

    Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85
    Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
  • 'The Daily Show' says NYPD should stop and frisk ... on Wall Street

    On Monday a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, a decision that earned an outraged response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and praise from civil libertarians and minority advocates. As...
  • Longtime political commentator Jack Germond dies at 85

    Longtime political commentator Jack Germond dies at 85
    Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV's "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 85. Germond died Wednesday morning at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. of...
  • Fashion icon Isabella Blow inspires original play "Blow Me"

    Fashion icon Isabella Blow inspires original play "Blow Me"
    You should know that in spite of its provocative title, Mad Cat Theatre’s play “Blow Me” is really about fashion muse and style provocateur Isabella Blow. Opening Friday (Aug. 16) and running through Sept. 1 at the SandBox at Miami...
  • Will 'The World's End' be 'the most entertaining movie of the year'?

    Will 'The World's End' be 'the most entertaining movie of the year'?
    Labor Day is almost here and we're deep enough into the calendar year that when a film critic declares a picture to be "light-years the most entertaining movie of the year," we sit up and take notice -- even if the year as a whole has been almost entirely...
  • Shalom Auslander among finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize

    The finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor include Shalom Auslander for his darkly funny novel "Hope, A Tragedy." But all is not grim: The other finalists are Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel for "Lunatics," a madcap story of soccer dads,...
  • NPR chief Gary Knell is leaving for National Geographic Society

    NPR chief Gary Knell is leaving for National Geographic Society
    National Public Radio Chief Executive Gary Knell is stepping down in the fall to become president and chief executive officer of the National Geographic Society. Knell leaves NPR after less than two years on the job. In a statement to staffers, he...
  • Tom Cruise vehicle 'Oblivion' is the week's best-selling DVD

    The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed...
  • Animation glut? NPR chief Gary Knell heads to National Geographic.

    Animation glut? NPR chief Gary Knell heads to National Geographic.
    After the coffee. Before finding a way to check out Al Jazeera America. The Skinny: I want to watch Al Jazeera America but alas am a Time Warner Cable subscriber and it doesn't have a deal to carry the news channel, which launches today. I need to get a...
  • Elmore Leonard: A long career, by the numbers

    Elmore Leonard: A long career, by the numbers
    Elmore Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87 due to complications from a stroke, leaves behind a remarkable legacy in publishing, film and television.  The writer was best known for western and crime novels that were turned into movies such as "Jackie...
  • TV ratings: 'Under the Dome' flat, but wins Monday night

    TV ratings: 'Under the Dome' flat, but wins Monday night
    "Under the Dome" was flat in ratings but couldn't be topped Monday night. Not even close.  Monday night's episode of the CBS thriller series drew 10.3 million viewers and a rating of 2.4 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers...