Yesterday, Martha Stewart tweeted a 1982 picture of three big-haired ladies: Stewart, PR pro Susan Magrino, and a former Baltimore news anchor named Oprah Winfrey. This blast from the past made us nostalgic for Oprah’s Baltimore days.
Baltimore writer Elisabeth Dahl breaks to us gently how TV used to treat people.
I’m going to tell you a story, children. It’s a little scary. It’s about your parents.
Don’t leave. You should know this about them. It will help you understand.
American Horror Story is a TV series on FX that’s grown increasingly popular since its inception three years ago. This year, the show’s getting more buzz than ever… and I’m pretty sure it’s because of the classic Baltimore accent it’s showcasing.
More stuff is about to blow up on Baltimore TVs. Grit, a new broadcast channel devoted to action movies, will debut soon in Baltimore thanks to a distribution agreement announced Thursday.
Walter White, the lead character in AMC’s recently-ended Breaking Bad, did a lot of nasty things. He used his chemistry skills to make highly addictive drugs, lied to friends and family, and murdered people. But according to one Johns Hopkins political scientist, his real crime was that he was a terrible teacher.
The Emmy nomination announcement must’ve been bittersweet news for Kevin Clash, who received a “best performer in a children’s series” nod for his role as Elmo on Sesame Street — a job he left back in November after numerous allegations of sex with minors. (Clash is a native Baltimorean and attended Towson University.)
Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (and former adviser to Richard Holbrooke) has written a book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat. That’s cool and all, but what we’re really impressed by is his smart-yet-funny appearance on the Daily Show last Thursday.
After watching the promo trailer for Bravo’s new reality show Married to Medicine, the newest entry in the rich-ladies-fight-with-each-other-and-their-husbands (see: Real Housewives of….) genre, all I can say is: I am so glad this was not filmed in Baltimore.