| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Not content to just sell us books, lawn implements, baseball bats, printers, devices to read books on, bar tools, printer paper, used printers, ink cartridges, used ink cartridges and automobile floor mats — did I miss anything? — Amazon is...