| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
| May 26, 2011
Hard as it is to believe, it's been a whopping 26 years since the New Kids on the Block released their first single. For the Backstreet Boys, it's been 16.
New Kid Donnie Wahlberg was a spry 17 back then; so was the Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean.
A lot has...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The news that Animal Collective would perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion — which inspired, at least in name, their breakout album of the same name — was greeted in some corners of Baltimore with unmitigated glee.
But on Saturday, don't...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Nov 14, 2010
Reporting from Media, Pa. —
Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass.
Wells wants the Asian...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 6:00 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
If Brit Brit is still the reigning Pop Princess, Lady Gaga is her rebellious little sister.
At 24, Lady Gaga has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide and tapped into the mainstream and gay and...
| Apr 26, 2011
Eldon Davis, an influential architect known as the father of the California coffee shop for midcentury designs inspired by the Space Age and the region's car culture, has died. He was 94.
Davis died Friday at a West Hills hospital of complications from...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:08 AM
It is in Elsa Walsh's warm and unpretentious nature that she would not toss her husband's name around like confetti.
So when architect Stephen Muse raced back from looking at a piece of waterfront property to tell her how amazing it was and how much he...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 9:39 AM
Sen. Frank Lautenberg is going gaga. Lady Gaga, that is.
The nation's oldest senator will hold a fundraiser at the pop singer's Monster Ball Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington on Sept 7.
The Washington Post reports the 86-year-old New Jersey...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 6:07 AM
From the Z on TV blog:
Because it doesn't fit our online and digital bias, we in the media have not done very good job of reporting what is shaping up to be one of the biggest media stories of these very important midterm elections: television.