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  • CNN's Mike Rowe out to rewire Baltimore's image

    CNN's Mike Rowe out to rewire Baltimore's image
    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...
  • Golden Globes: Who will win?

    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...
  • PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire'

    PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire'
    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. And I...
  • Look for Surry's Antonio Charity on 'Grey's Anatomy'

    Look for Surry's Antonio Charity on 'Grey's Anatomy'
     When you watch "Grey's Anatomy" on Thursday night, check out the husband who gets some unexpected (and unsettling) news about his wife.  That would be Surry County's Antonio Charity, and he is wary of giving away too many plot details about his...
  • TCA 2015: CBS' 'The Odd Couple': Old premise, new guys, new jokes

    TCA 2015: CBS' 'The Odd Couple': Old premise, new guys, new jokes
    The boys are back in town. Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, the iconic characters from the hit comedy "The Odd Couple," are returning for the umpteenth time -- this time with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon stepping into the familiar roles. Perry, who...
  • 'Eye Candy' a promising dip into crime genre for MTV

    'Eye Candy' a promising dip into crime genre for MTV
    MTV, that not especially musical network for high school and college students and people who wish they were back in high school or college, premieres its first scripted crime drama Monday night. Based on an adult novel by popular young-adult author R.L....
  • Baltimore police horse bit hand of child in wheelchair, lawsuit says

    Baltimore police horse bit hand of child in wheelchair, lawsuit says
    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...
  • Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos

    Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos
    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...
  • Now Streaming: CT In The Movies

    Now Streaming: CT In The Movies
    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...
  • George Pelecanos' 'Martini Shot' short stories colorful but confined

    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....
  • Colbert talks 'Serial,' calls Baltimore 'the same fictional city from The Wire'

    Colbert talks 'Serial,' calls Baltimore 'the same fictional city from The Wire'
    Stephen Colbert asked "Serial" producer Sarah Koenig a question last night that many fans of the hit podcast have been wondering: "Will that girl ever learn how to pronounce 'MailChimp'?" In addition to ribbing Koenig about the MailChimp sponsorship,...