| Dec 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The recent influx of citizen unrest due to a rash of officer-related homicides has left the American citizenry skeptical of the greater good police departments bring to communities nationwide, especially that of traditionally violent neighborhoods that...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard.
The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
George Pelecanos is among our most prolific — and compelling — crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:28 AM
George Pelecanos is widely considered to be one of the best crime novelists going, but he's never fit all that comfortably into the genre.
His writing is properly hard-boiled, his heroes are attractively flawed and his villains leave trails of blood...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:11 PM
The incident near the Inner Harbor began with a jubilant 8-year-old reaching from her wheelchair to pet a horse in the Baltimore Police Department's mounted unit. It ended with the horse maiming the girl's hand, according to a $1 million lawsuit filed...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:48 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will have lots of targets in hosting the Golden Globes.
They can take aim at Sony, hackers, "The Interview," Bill Cosby and the "Selma" controversy in the three-hour ceremony, which begins at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That network...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Poor Bob. Poor, poor Bob.
It's not often that one of the side characters on "The Walking Dead" gets a nice moment. Usually, all the joy, relief, laughter and romance are reserved for Rick, Daryl, Michonne or a select few other favorite characters. The...
| 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.
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Garry Trudeau, who has inked the politically charged "Doonesbury" comic strip since 1970, has found himself in the vanguard of over-the-top TV programming.
Trudeau's "Alpha House," a political satire starring John Goodman as a senator rooming with...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Want to watch something really scary? Want to see something on television that's practically guaranteed to keep you and your spouse awake, lying rigidly next to each other in bed and attentive to clues about whether anything wicked is lurking outside your...