| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:49 PM
As a young man, Kevin Plank may have been a middling football player with a big future in sportswear, but these days, he is showing the potential to be a top-ranked cheerleader. The message from the Under Armour CEO is as uplifting as the company's TV ads...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:15 AM
It's great to have a business owner like Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank promoting Baltimore to outsiders as well as to residents ("Plank says city must lose 'chip on our shoulder,'" Nov. 2).
However, I find it unfortunate that anyone from Baltimore...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Update: Since this post appeared on Nov. 6, Rowe and David Simon, the creator of HBO's "The Wire," have had a back-and-forth on their blogs about the city's image. It started with Rowe's Nov. 6 post below. Read Simon's subsequent post here, and another...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Listening last week to "Serial," the hit podcast about a 1999 teen murder in Baltimore, I couldn't help thinking about all the folks from the mayor on down who believe they can change the city's media image with some positive public relations.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
In my Monday-night appreciation of Robin Williams, I wrote about a 1994 episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" in which the comedian delivered an outstanding dramatic performance. (Read that here.)
Sun librarian Paul McCardell, to whom anyone...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Andre Braugher scored an Emmy nomination Thursday for supporting actor in a comedy for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The actor, who won an Emmy in 1998 for "Homicide: Life on the Street" and another for the 2006 miniseries "Thief," spoke about what it's like to...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Giancarlo Esposito recently realized a lifelong dream: meeting Sidney Poitier. The actors crossed paths at a post-Oscars party, where Esposito had to work up the nerve to approach his idol. "I'm half Italian and half African-American and my dream was...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Andre Braugher recently picked up his seventh Emmy nomination -- and first in a comedy category -- for his supporting work as stoic precinct captain Ray Holt on the Fox ensemble cop show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
The series' first season gave Braugher a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:21 PM
An old saw advises, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." That underlying notion — that the act of vengeance afflicts both the agent and the target — permeates the recent psychological thriller "Prisoners," which stars...
| Dec 7, 2013
The "Diner" guys, Tracy Turnblad and the moody teens of Hamilton will be basking in the New York spotlight this month, thanks to a Museum of Modern Art exhibition focusing on the works of Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matt...