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Media can't back down from harassment coverage

Sexual harassment allegations are coming so fast and furious it is hard to keep up: Former CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose , Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are among the latest public figures to face accusations. But we in the media must not only keep up, we need to...

Baltimore filmmaker's latest documentary up for major award

“Motherland,” the latest documentary from Baltimore filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, has been nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award. The Spirits, awarded to smaller-budget films made and released outside the major-studio mainstream, are handed out the day before the Oscars. ...

Davon Fleming calls Baltimore 'a city on the rise,' advances on 'The Voice'

Baltimore’s Davon Fleming continues to impress on NBC’s “The Voice,” advancing to next week’s round of 11. Fleming, 25, who was raised in Park Heights, was one of 10 singers who advanced Tuesday night thanks to the earlier votes of “The Voice” viewers. He was also ...

Blue Moon Cafe adding over a dozen types of French toast as part of expanded menu

Breakfast fans, particularly of the French toast persuasion, rejoice. Blue Moon Cafe and Blue Moon Too, the popular breakfast eateries in Fells Point and Federal Hill, respectively, are unveiling 16 new menu items this month, including more than a dozen types of French toast. Highlights include:...

Kevin Hart, Baltimore native Eniko Parrish welcome baby boy

Kevin Hart has announced the birth of his son, Kenzo Kash Hart. The comedian writes on social media that the baby was born early Tuesday morning. He adds that the boy is "healthy & already smiling." Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish, a Baltimore native, announced on Mother's Day that she was ...

Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

With the holidays near, ’tis the season for dazzling lights displays. Luckily, if you live in Baltimore, you don’t have to go far to see Maryland’s best. Financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. has named Baltimore’s Miracle on 34th Street the best place to see holiday ...

Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

Do Baltimoreans rave about Tio Pepe in downtown Baltimore because of nostalgia and fierce loyalty? Or does the fondness stem from a genuine appreciation of the sumptuous Spanish dishes, intimate dining rooms and polished wait staff? I was curious what an outsider from another state would think...

Riptide by the Bay will head to auction in December

Riptide by the Bay will hit the auction block next month after nearly a decade in business in Fells Point. Known for its steamed crabs and other seafood, the restaurant and bar at 1718 Thames St. will be auctioned onsite at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 as owners Meredith and Roger Rippel step away from the...

'Baltimore Rising': What they're saying about HBO documentary on post-Freddie Gray Baltimore

“Baltimore Rising,” the HBO documentary about Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, premiered Monday. Here’s a sampling of how people and critics reacted to the film, directed by Sonja Sohn of “The Wire.” Many were moved by the documentary’s portrayal ...

Center Cut Doughnuts in Hampden to close this weekend

Center Cut Doughnuts will serve its last doughnut this weekend. The Hampden bake shop at 3528 Chestnut Ave. will close after a going away party Sunday, owner Josh Kowitz said. The shop will be open regular hours Friday through Sunday. Full Circle, another doughnut shop, will open in its place,...

Berger Cookies needed to drop trans fat. Turns out: They already had

If Charlie DeBaufre Jr. could not taste the trans fat missing from his Berger Cookies, chances are his customers have not noticed the change, either. DeBaufre’s South Baltimore bakery has been making its iconic cookies without trans fat since this summer. At least, that’s when he found out ...

'The Voice' contestant Davon Fleming dedicates performance to Baltimore

“The Voice” contestant Davon Fleming dedicated his performance during the live Top 12 round on Monday night to his hometown of Baltimore. Fleming sang Beyonce’s “Love On Top,” impressing the coaches of the NBC singing competition enough to once again cause shoes to fly. ...

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, 'Step' documentary among local NAACP Image Award nominees

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and the documentary “Step” are among a handful of local figures or projects nominated for NAACP Image Awards on Monday. Allen is nominated for outstanding literary work by a debut author for his book, “A Beautiful ...

50 most festive holiday events in the Baltimore area for 2017

With the holidays hard upon us, the Baltimore area is revving up for some serious celebrating, from seasonal music and art markets to film screenings, “Nutcracker” performances, and about a million tree lightings and Santa appearances. Whether you’re 8 or 80, whether you’re on a ...

Fallston's Earth, Wood & Fire restaurant serves up tasty pizza and burgers

After five years of operating Earth Wood & Fire in Baltimore County, partners Carter Mason and Mark Hofmann found just the right spot for their second location — Fallston. The new place opened in mid-August near the busy intersection of Route 152 and U.S. 1, offering the restaurant’s ...

Della Reese, 'Touched By an Angel' star and R&B singer, dies at 86

Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the '50s and '60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on "Touched By an Angel" and other shows, died Sunday night at her home in California. She was 86. "She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well...

Baltimore-area theaters put their twist on 'A Christmas Carol'

Only the incurably humbug-prone would bemoan the plentiful adaptations of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” lighting up theaters this season in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. For whatever reason, there will be a few more opportunities this year to watch “squeezing, wrenching, ...

With 'so many hits,' Janet Jackson delivers pop, R&B excellence at Royal Farms Arena

Stick around the entertainment business as long as Janet Jackson has — America first met her in 1976 on “The Jacksons” variety TV show — and a question inevitably comes: Does she still have it? Time and time again, and in utter convincing fashion, Jackson answered with an ...

Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian, a Columbia native, share wedding photos

The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Janet Jackson's band, dancers visit Baltimore School for the Arts

As Baltimore School for the Arts students made their way to the William Donald Schaefer Ballroom on Friday, the building buzzed with anticipation of who would take the stage. Janiah Faulkner, 16, guessed it would a band of some sort, and by the looks of the people she saw flooding into the ...

Washington Post offers clarity, Hannity brings confusion to Roy Moore coverage

The saga of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a sordid one. But there is one uplifting media story line in it that needs to be celebrated: the power of fact-based journalism to provide clarity, change minds and shape events, even in the sea of spin that pollutes our media ecosystem ...

Portside Tavern, Cask & Grain owners weigh sale of Canton restaurants

The owners of Portside Tavern and Cask & Grain, neighboring restaurants on O’Donnell Square in Canton, are considering selling the businesses. The ownership team is weighing its options as Steve Roop, a managing partner, steps back from the day-to-day management of the restaurants. The group ...

'Justice League' review: Superheroes? More like super zeroes

It's been a long, hard road to "Justice League." Director Zack Snyder, who helmed the latest iterations of Batman and Superman in "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," stepped away for personal reasons during post-production. "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon came in to ...