| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:21 AM
We've told you about the ways Dan Deacon's new album, "Gliss Riffer," "splits the difference between wilder-eyed mutations of his songwriting aesthetic and experimental conservatory fare." We talked with Dan about learning to deal with his anxiety and...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:38 AM
Hundreds of parents, teachers, and activists gathered at Waverly Elementary School last night to organize opposition to Gov. Larry Hogan's announced plan to cut $35.5 million in funding for Baltimore City Public Schools. (Disclosure: My wife is a...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:36 AM
Goucher College's pollsters tend to pose interesting questions of Marylanders, and the poll released yesterday was no exception. It shows, among many other things, that 72 percent support making schools start after Labor Day, 75 percent want to make...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:55 AM
The inimitable Frank Conaway Sr., the longtime elected clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court and scion of an enduring and enigmatic political dynasty, has died in his sleep at 81 years old. The Sun's Jacques Kelly wrote the paper of record's obituary,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:44 AM
Daniella, the new Maryland governor’s 2-year-old granddaughter, just wouldn’t quit. There she was, up on the stage in her mom’s arms, right next to Larry Hogan at his inaugural gala at the Baltimore Convention Center, way past bedtime on...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:13 AM
Today's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. gives good reason to consider Maryland's electoral history in the era of this country's civil-rights struggle, along with a contemporary fact: that a majority of Anne Arundel County's wealthy, largely white,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:14 PM
As a candidate last year for Baltimore City state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby cast herself as a crime crusader who, unlike incumbent Gregg Bernstein, would sow dread among Baltimore criminals. Calling Bernstein so ineffective that “it’s...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:54 PM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will never make anything that lasts forever. Nor will I or anyone else. I suppose it’s possible that human beings will still be listening to Beethoven’s music or watching “The Simpsons” TV show 10,000...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:57 PM
"The Nine Lives of Marion Barry"
Directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer
Streaming via Hulu
To many, Marion Barry, the recently deceased longtime mayor of Washington, D.C., is misunderstood—a formative D.C. political figure whose real...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Around Oscar season, critics start telling you what you must see, isolating the films they deem necessary. There’s the overblown sense that if you don’t watch the film now, right now, then your existence as a consumer is forfeit and a personal...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:22 PM
1. Get the murder rate under 200
Well, so much for getting the murder count below 200. Baltimore saw 211 homicides in 2014, a dozen more than our arbitrary resolution of 199, and it’s still horrifying to say that’s progress. Yeah, we had...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:47 PM
When asked why he never left the city, Socrates responded, “Landscapes and trees have nothing to teach me, only people do.” Of course the naturalists and environmentalists and everyone else will disagree with that—of course there is...