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  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    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...
  • Interview: Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean on growing (and sobering) up, touring with NKOTB

    Interview: Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean on growing (and sobering) up, touring with NKOTB
    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...
  • Animal Collective won't play much of "Merriweather" at Merriweather

    Animal Collective won't play much of "Merriweather" at Merriweather
    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...
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is performing rap on its terms

    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is performing rap on its terms
    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:...
  • George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America

    George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America
    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....
  • Maryland chefs want to put snakeheads on the menu

    Maryland chefs want to put snakeheads on the menu
    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...
  • Concert review: Lady Gaga @ Verizon Center

    Concert review: Lady Gaga @ Verizon Center
    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...
  • Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops

    Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops
    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...
  • From Sun Magazine: 'A place to exhale'

    From Sun Magazine: 'A place to exhale'
    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...
  • NJ Sen. Lautenberg Gaga Over Lady Gaga

    NJ Sen. Lautenberg Gaga Over Lady Gaga
    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...
  • The big media story of midterm elections: Television

    The big media story of midterm elections: Television
    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. Yes, let...