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  • Mayor taken to hospital amid harbor festivities

    Mayor taken to hospital amid harbor festivities
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was hospitalized Saturday night after complaining of shortness of breath at the Star-Spangled Spectacular festivities at Fort McHenry. The mayor delivered her remarks at the event, which included the vice...
  • Around the remote: Television picks for Sept. 14-20

    DON'T MISS: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" The political dynasty that produced two substantial presidents and one extraordinary first lady gets the Ken Burns treatment, and you know what that means: lots of old-time photographs, Meryl Streep voice-...
  • TV picks for the week of Sept. 14-20

    What a weird week. A few new fall series roll out early on the networks (see my full preview of the new primetime season in Thursday's American-Statesman) and then, toward the end of the week, things really dry up. Here's what caught my eye: Sunday:...
  • 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' by Ken Burns is thorough

    Ken Burns, that maker of Great American Documentaries, has made a 14-hour documentary about three great Americans. "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," which begins Sunday on PBS, tells in seven parts the linked yet also quite separate stories of...
  • After 'Downton Abbey' tux, Dan Stevens tries on modern American roles

    After 'Downton Abbey' tux, Dan Stevens tries on modern American roles
    It's been almost two years since Dan Stevens' beloved "Downton Abbey" character, Matthew Crawley, met with an untimely end, and some die-hard fans of the PBS costume drama still may not quite be over it. But for the 31-year-old British actor, Crawley's...
  • 'Roosevelts': Ken Burns' epic of empathy

    'Roosevelts': Ken Burns' epic of empathy
    Teddy Roosevelt, niece Eleanor and her husband, Franklin, probably couldn’t make it in the modern media culture, filmmaker Ken Burns said. But they headline “The Roosevelts,” Burns’ 14-hour, seven-part documentary. It airs at 8 p....
  • 'Shakespeare In Love''s Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture

    'Shakespeare In Love''s  Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture
    His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. The richly worded...
  • For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own

    For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own
    For twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, fixing up houses and selling them started when they were 17-year-olds in Canada. Now Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan (the licensed contractor) exercise their skills as the stars of "Property Brothers"...
  • Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'
    In the Ovation series "A Young Doctor's Notebook," Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star as young and old versions of the same character, an unnamed physician assigned to a tiny hospital in a remote village in revolutionary Russia. Think "Northern Exposure"...
  • You ate a 2-pound bag of M&Ms while watching 'Die Hard': Here's why

    You ate a 2-pound bag of M&Ms while watching 'Die Hard': Here's why
    If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies. New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show. "It's...
  • LeVar Burton's first children's book coming this fall

    LeVar Burton's first children's book coming this fall
    Coming soon to a bookstore near you: The first children's book by "Reading Rainbow's" LeVar Burton. Burton, of course, is also an actor, known for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the award-winning miniseries "Roots." Yet for a generation or more of...