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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
  • Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore

    Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore
    Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
  • Figaro Project gives admirable premiere of 'Camelot Requiem'

    Figaro Project gives admirable premiere of 'Camelot Requiem'
    Since "Nixon in China," the 1987 masterwork by John Adams that launched what some wag described as a new genre labeled "CNN Opera," contemporary events have been fairer game than ever for composers and librettists. The list of newsy operas, which...
  • Editorial: Obama and overreach

    Editorial: Obama and overreach
    •Multiple White House claims about Washington's handling of the murderous raid in Benghazi stand exposed as false. •Internal Revenue Service officials admit a worse-by-the-day scandal that appalls fair-minded Americans. •The U.S....
  • Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

    Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society
    They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box. Authorities continue...
  • Kerry Washington endures the twists of 'Scandal'

    Kerry Washington endures the twists of 'Scandal'
    As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met...
  • In defense of the 47 percent

    Sharkara Peters is a 35-year-old single mother of two. She works 34 hours a week at a fast-food restaurant. A few months back, she was hospitalized with a blood clot in her lung. Then, one of her daughters needed surgery. As a result, Peters lost about...
  • Words of wisdom from a nun

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Let's talk about the other speech. Yes, Bill Clinton delivered a 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. But after the huzzahs for Clinton fade,...
  • Obama and Rubio: A study in contrasts

    WASHINGTON -- The anticipated verbal duel Tuesday evening between President Obama and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida -- the former in his State of the Union Address and the latter in the official Republican response -- was an obvious mismatch....
  • Pedigreed or not, Chicago Int'l Film Festival films entice

    Pedigreed or not, Chicago Int'l Film Festival films entice
    "Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in 1961 in the Greenwich Village acoustic folk scene as it approaches a musical nervous breakdown. The movie opens commercially Dec. 20. But Chicago area fans of the Coen brothers don't have to wait that long. They can...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: So much for California dreamin'

    'Mad Men' recap: So much for California dreamin'
    There are episodes of “Mad Men,” like last week’s “The Better Half,” where it’s hard to believe how much is packed into a single hour of television.  Then there are episodes like “A Tale of Two Cities,”...