| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Taking their queue from the classic movie "Casablanca," some city officials are declaring themselves "shocked, shocked!" to learn that police brutality is a serious problem in Baltimore. An investigative report on Sunday by The Sun's Mark Puente found the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Perhaps we'd all live to be 100 if we had the happy-go-lucky attitude of Leora Pearl Wilson.
A birthday party marking her centennial year was held on Sept. 13 at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, where she has made many friends over the years....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Date: July 3
Her story: Pamela Woolford, 47, grew up in Columbia. She is a fiction writer and a former community correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. Her mother, the Rev. Sadie Woolford, lives in Columbia. Her father, Llewellyn Woolford Sr., died in...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Where's Claude Rains when you need him?
Comcast's pursuit of its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has already yielded some interesting political theater as execs from the cable giant run gauntlet in Washington to secure federal approval of the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox.
Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different?
During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Allen J. Schwalb, a financier of major motion pictures including "Dirty Harry," "Rocky," "Rambo" and "Rain Man," died on July 14. He was 76.
Most recently, in late 2013, Schwalb's Star Partners Inc. and Nashville-based Hummingbird Productions and its...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
| Jul 18, 2014
A decade ago in Berlin, a well-informed source cautioned me, half tongue-in-cheek, against holding meetings in a certain hotel not far from the Brandenburg Gate. It seems that a U.S. trade delegation had stayed there not long before and prepared a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Tony Madonia, real estate agent, watched the front doors of the Legacy at Millennium Park. For a guy who sells luxury condos, he did not seem especially relaxed, so we reminded him that he was not being asked to sell a $1.6 million apartment to director...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We inherited an Orthophonic Victrola VE 8-35X made in 1928. It's all original and includes an instruction manual with needles. We like its look as furniture, but would we ruin value by gutting the interior and installing shelves?
A: The reader...