| May 13, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah is turning up the floodlights on Center Stage.
It's been not quite two years since the British-born playwright became artistic director of Maryland's largest regional theater. With his production of two button-pushing dramas nicknamed...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Here's wishing every lady who is celebrating, a very happy Mother's Day. I hope the weather cooperates on Sunday, and you can take your family for a stroll down Main Street. As luck would have it there are several things going on this Mother's Day.
| May 3, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Edward L. "Mac" McDill, former chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's sociology department who was also the founding director of the Hopkins Center for Social Organization of Schools, died April 25 of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
My favorite story in The Baltimore Sun last week was by my colleague Eileen Ambrose, reporting on how Marylanders are a bunch of whiners, at least according to a state-by-state breakdown of the complaints received by the federal Consumer Financial...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Some people read military history for the technical details--why General X failed to match Hanibal's pincer movement at Cannae. Others, like me, dip into it to see how individuals and societies respond to circumstances of immense stress.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Three Harford Community College employees have been named recipients of the 2013 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Awards.
Jan M. Brewer, assistant professor of sociology and social work; Deborah Jaeger, mathematics...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson
My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
| Mar 22, 2013
'In the Heat of the Night'
Bowie Community Theatre presents a play based on John Ball's Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series of the same name through Saturday, March 30, at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Showtimes...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:50 PM
This beautiful time of year has certainly been enhanced by all of the lovely plantings. The Ellicott City Restoration Foundation planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs throughout the Historic District and they were magnificent.
And, did you know that 1,...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:08 AM
As we transition from what has been a mild winter into spring, you are no doubt focused on yard maintenance and household cleanup. Old Town residents are fortunate to be able to avail themselves of many services provided by the city's Department of Public...
| Mar 21, 2013
"At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, The New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In a career that's spanned more than four decades in four states, Gary D. Maynard has dealt with inmate sex scandals, prison riots, suicides and shrinking public safety budgets.
Last week, the Maryland corrections secretary faced a bank of TV cameras...