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  • Alleged violations of state and federal minimum-wage laws

    Strippers work for tips-sometimes premium tips for premium, personalized services. This, the Nose knows. But though they work set shifts, are penalized for showing up late or otherwise failing to abide by club rules, and generally strip for only one...
  • Maryland's lack of transgender civil rights protections is becoming "embarrassing," proponents say

    Discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on a person's race, sex, age, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, and sexual orientation is prohibited all across Maryland. The same protections,...
  • Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life

    Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life Produced by Maryland Public Television, where it debuts Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.   Maryland's 56th governor, a two-term Democrat, went to federal prison for 19 months for a 1977 corruption conviction. His name was Marvin...
  • Ravens, Ken Ulman, Anthony Brown, Orioles, and Columbia

    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Ravens Just when we're ready to quit on the Ravens this year, they pull us back in! This week's thrilling snow-covered win over the Vikings puts the black birds in...
  • Disabilities Administration CFO says she was fired for blowing the whistle

    The former Chief Financial Officer of a $1 billion state agency has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for alerting her superiors-including Governor Martin O'Malley-to accounting irregularities and financial fraud. Carrie Phillip, a certified...
  • "Rain Tax"

    Just when it seemed like the Maryland Republican Party had no reason to even bother putting up a fight, the state came along and approved a "stormwater fee," tacked onto Maryland homeowners' property-tax bills to help the state pay for pollution-control...
  • Mandela biopic tackles South Africa's tangled history

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Directed by Justin Chadwick Opens Dec. 25 In one of the more poignant scenes in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the elderly Nelson Mandela (expertly played by Idris Elba, The Wire's Stringer Bell) makes his way to...
  • Your electric bill never went down the way deregulators promised it would-and never will. It might get much, much worse.

    On Jan. 31 Clean Currents, a well-regarded supplier of "green" electric power to residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, suddenly ceased operations, saying a spike in wholesale power prices had forced it out of business. On Feb. 4 a...
  • Mark Twain musings

    Mark Twain once said of a critic who praised James Fenimore Cooper, "If only he had compared Cooper's English to the English he writes himself." I wish Baynard Woods had compared Laura Lippman's prose to the prose he writes himself and spared us last...
  • Come forth, ye leaking taxable bag of pigeon poop, and identify your hypocritical self.

    I've not followed the governor race, but from the way the long knives are out for our attorney general ("Baltimore City Power Rankings," Mobtown Beat, Oct. 30), it's clear Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler must be doing something right. The teen-...
  • THAT TIME THE LIQUOR BOARD CHAIRMAN QUOTED THE SMITHS

    Politicians and public officials often try to co-opt songs and pop culture references when they’re on the campaign trail. It makes them “relatable” or something. It’s rarer to see a public official cite lyrics when referencing a...
  • Inside the Crusade to Kill Maryland's New Marriage-Equality Law

    Maryland holds a special place in the legal history of same-sex marriage in America. In 1973, Maryland lawmakers reacted to marriage attempts by same-sex couples by enacting the nation's first state law defining marriage as occurring between one man and...