| Feb 25, 2012
Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Consumer advocates aren't getting their first choice to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Despite the setback, this is still a big week for consumer protection.
Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
| Dec 24, 2011
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but...
| May 12, 2011
Hollywood's chief lobbying arm and federal trade officials are laying the groundwork for negotiations with China that could substantially increase the number of American films allowed in the country -- a long-sought goal of the major studios....
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:58 PM
In a bid to open doors in China, Hollywood's new chief lobbyist simultaneously prodded and praised the country's creative community during his keynote speech at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
At Monday's event, Motion Picture Assn. of...
| May 15, 2011
Just five years ago, PNC Bank had virtually no presence in Baltimore. Today, it is Maryland's third-largest financial institution by deposits, after Bank of America and M&T Bank.
PNC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James E. Rohr has led the growth...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:37 AM
The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Former U.S. Christopher Dodd gave this account via written statement:
My memories of Sept. 11 and the days that followed are of powerfully mixed emotions. Our first daughter,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:00 AM
I enjoyed the letter "A punishment that fits the crime: Sentence Schurick to register African-American voters." Tailoring punishment to fit crimes is exactly what good judges do.
Here are some additional suggestions:
Sentence Democratic congressman...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:32 PM
(Dec. 20) GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released 37 new Maryland endorsements on Tuesday, including Anne Arundel County state Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire and Baltimore County Del. William J. Frank.
Recent polls show Romney running even or slightly...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...