| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:08 PM
When he's not looking beyond the basketball court — and contemplating who is getting rich from college athletics and, more pointedly, who is not —Taylor Branch still enjoys the games.
"I watch the March Madness tournaments sporadically," the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:24 PM
So many people called "The Wire" Dickensian that David Simon incorporated a joke about it into the show’s final season. And, although Simon’s show could equally well be termed Balzacian, Zolaesque, or even Goncourtian, the point holds: "The...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:42 PM
The White House released a video yesterday in which Barack Obama talks with David Simon about "The Wire," Simon's five-season drama dissecting the many institutional problems in big American cities, which was, as you may have heard, set here in Baltimore....
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:43 PM
President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:45 AM
A sock-clad Method Man padded into the hallway of his Staten Island home. On the stove in the kitchen an inviting dish sat cooling. Floral arrangements filled the dining room table. The local news played unobtrusively in the background.
| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:03 PM
NBC is honoring #WomenWarriors serving in the Armed Forces—and also promoting its new drama with a female Special Forces soldier at its center.
The globe-spanning conspiracy tale follows Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel from "Pushing Daisies") as...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 4:38 PM
In an interview set to air on C-SPAN Sunday, Baltimore Commissioner Anthony W. Batts elaborated on comments made a week earlier that he believes the city suffers from "1950s racism" and is more divided than other cities where he has worked.
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:25 PM
He lives and works in the cramped, cinder-block back room of a nail and waxing salon in an Albuquerque, N.M., strip mall.
He drives a car so trashed-out, junky-looking and old that it's impossible to determine its make.
And he practices law from the...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:40 PM
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....
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:15 PM
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.
| 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...