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  • Review: 'Gotham'

    Review: 'Gotham'
    The title and promotional campaign do "Gotham" no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the "Batman" franchise than can possibly exist -- at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so. Taken strictly on its own terms,...
  • 'Autumn Leaves' project explores the art of aging

    'Autumn Leaves' project explores the art of aging
    It all started with a number: 49. Peter Bruun, a Copenhagen, Denmark-born artist who has made Baltimore his home since 1987, created a series of 49 drawings two years ago. "I thought at the time that they were simple sketches," Bruun says. "I then...
  • 'No Good Deed': Five reasons for its surprising box-office success

    "No Good Deed" didn't just go unpunished this weekend — it thrived, topping the box office with an estimated $24.2-million opening and outpacing Sony's prediction that the Screen Gems thriller would gross in the mid-to-high teens. It's...
  • Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]

    Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]
    "The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a...
  • TV's First Responders ditch their DVR time-shifting so they can live-tweet in real time

    From the moment it premiered, Showtime's high-stakes, wildly ambitious spy thriller "Homeland" was not so much discussed as it was anointed. It was the first drama to both embody post-9/11 anxiety and serve as a master class in acting, a narrative high-...
  • Snowden interview best work by NBC, Brian Williams in a long time

    Snowden interview best work by NBC, Brian Williams in a long time
    NBC News and anchorman Brian Williams have not done journalistic work the quality of Wednesday night's exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in a long, long time. Since NBC News had the interview for a week, according to Williams, it could have done...
  • Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform

    Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform
    In a summer filled with stories of jailhouse corruption and deadly violence afflicting our city, many of us in the advocacy community are asking which candidate for governor will show the strongest commitment to meaningful criminal and juvenile justice...
  • Andy Samberg adds the goofiness to his detective role on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

    Andy Samberg adds the goofiness to his detective role on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
    Andy Samberg is having trouble keeping his toothy grin in check. There's no studio audience. Or the pressure of performing live. So it's a bit of relief when the "Saturday Night Live" graduate breaks a scene — more than once — on the set...
  • 'Wire' star Wendell Pierce plays conflicted husband in new gay film

    'Wire' star Wendell Pierce plays conflicted husband in new gay film
    A new film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce, a familiar face to many here, as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online. Pierce, best known for his portrayal of...
  • Braugher, Pierce make prime time a little better this fall

    Braugher, Pierce make prime time a little better this fall
    As the new network season arrives this week, a couple of old familiar Baltimore faces have caught my eye: Andre Braugher and Wendell Pierce. Happily, they are in two of the more promising series in an otherwise mostly lackluster field: “Brooklyn...
  • Rawlings-Blake: No regrets on the Grand Prix

    Rawlings-Blake: No regrets on the Grand Prix
    Three years ago, I declared that the Grand Prix of Baltimore would be a game changer for our city. Now that the race has ended for the foreseeable future, many have asked if I regret that statement. The answer is no. My goal in supporting the Grand Prix...