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  • Chan Lowe: Romney heading for the junk yard in Michigan?

    Chan Lowe: Romney heading for the junk yard in Michigan?
    Yes, Mitt Romney did at least wait until after he had dropped out of the presidential nomination race in 2008 before he wrote the op-ed piece in the New York Times wherein he argued that Detroit automakers ought to be allowed to go bankrupt.   That...
  • Operators alter Senator plans in order to add three new screens

    Operators alter Senator plans in order to add three new screens
    The Senator Theatre's operators want to scrap plans for a small-plate restaurant and add more screens to the neighborhood theater that has become "Baltimore's movie palace." James "Buzz" Cusack and Kathleen Cusack announced their new layout at a public...
  • 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' review: A movie just asking to be called elementary

    'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' review: A movie just asking to be called elementary
    ** (out of four) A convoluted plot. A generic adventure score. A lead performance that’s already played its best hand. What is this, a “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel? No, it’s the follow-up to Guy Ritchie’s mildly...
  • Learning longer, learning better

    We were eager to see what would happen when, on short notice — over Thanksgiving, no less — we invited students who were struggling in math to come to Saturday School here at Hilton Elementary School in West Baltimore. That first Saturday,...
  • Small Wonders: A 'Dear John' letter for Frank McCourt

    Dear Frank, You don't know me and I don't know you. Not personally, at least. But I read a lot about you in the newspaper. Probably more than you read about me. If you do read about me, you’re welcome to email to tell me how you think I’m...
  • R.I.P. Amy Winehouse, 27

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse, 27
    It's been two days since the news of Amy Winehouse's death, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all. While Twitter and Facebook feeds filled with appreciations and ugly jokes (did you hear the one about "Rehab"?), I returned to Back to Black,...
  • Standardized tests: Time for a national opt-out

    Standardized tests: Time for a national opt-out
    Here's an update to a clichéd philosophical question: If a test is scheduled and no one is around to take it, will this test matter? The new school year for many public school teachers begins weeks before students arrive. Educators attend hours of...
  • Film review: It's no crime to love Scott Thomas

    Film review: It's no crime to love Scott Thomas
    She may not get as much kudos as Meryl Streep, but Kristin Scott Thomas is one of the most riveting actresses working today and, being bilingual, she seamlessly moves between prime English- and French-speaking roles. This time it’s expert French...
  • 'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center

    'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center
    Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
  • Small Wonders: Games we all can play but perhaps shouldn't

    First it was planking. Wikipedia defines planking as “lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location … refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good planking.” As with all...
  • 4-H club hits bull's-eye in teaching shooting, archery safety

    4-H club hits bull's-eye in teaching shooting, archery safety
    In her first year as a member of the Hot Shots 4-H club, Ilana Rouse, 8, has shot a shot gun, an air rifle, and a .22-caliber rifle. But she hasn't fired a muzzle loader, at least not yet. The reason is simple. "I think it is very loud," Ilana said....