| 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....
| 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 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...
| 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 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for "Bosch," its forthcoming original series based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books about an LAPD homicide detective.
In the series, Hollywood detective Harry Bosch works to solve the murder of a 13-...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:46 PM
On sunny days, the harbor sparkles as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank looks out from his Tide Point corner office. Across the water, he can see Canton and Fells Point, where his development firm is turning Recreation Pier into a 128-room hotel.
| 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 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A middle-aged man surprises his wife with a card for Valentine's Day: "To My Darling Wife," it reads. Hours later, he finds it in the garbage beneath a pile of kitchen scraps and, understandably hurt, looks to his wife for explanation.
"I already read...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In 2009, Tahar Rahim galvanized audiences in Jacques Audiard's gritty prison drama "A Prophet." Since then, the 33-year-old French actor has built his career in acclaimed international arthouse pics, including Asghar Farhadi's "The Past"; Rebecca...