| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Originally, my plan was to write about one kind of security, namely password security which I'm convinced is a plot by computer people to make the rest of us feel stupid. Each password needs to have between eight and 10 characters, with at least one...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Back in December at Language Log, the urbane Mark Liberman commented on a text distorted by a ham-fisted attempt to convert British English to American, saying, "God save us from such copy editors." That provoked a spirited defense of copy editors in...
| Dec 22, 2012
Harrison Demchick is by his own account an optimist. He doesn't think that human society or our ruling institutions have become irredeemably corrupt. He didn't make one single preparation for this past Friday, when the Mayan calendar came to an abrupt...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Runners from Harford County climaxed their collegiate cross country seasons with strong performances just before Hurricane Sandy and her sister nor'easter shut down the East Coast.
Tyler Muse of Bel Air won the Maryland Junior College and Region 20...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:30 AM
One thing that Ebenezer Scrooge does not get is a good night's sleep. That's because pesky ghosts keep appearing with reminders that he needs to reconsider his grumpy life. Ever since Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843, audiences have...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:55 AM
On New Year's Eve 2008 — when all of the popular kids were out partying — Max Temkin and his pack of social outcasts were hunkered in his parents' basement.
With nothing better to do, they grabbed a stack of cardboard paper and some...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:03 AM
"The Walking Dead,"AMC's epic, buzzy zombie apocalypse drama, returns from its midseason hibernation this Sunday at 9 p.m. with the first of six episodes closing out the second season.
The midseason finale, which aired on Nov. 27, saw a zombified...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 5:57 PM
If you haven't watched this week's episode of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC yet, don't read anymore (but please come back later), because something major happened.
Now that we've got that warning out of the way, can you believe Rick killed Shane?!...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 6:19 PM
While watching the survivors on AMC's "The Walking Dead" hole up in Hatlands — the local party headquarters — in recent episodes, I often thought to myself: "Man, I would love to get after it in that bar! It's just missing one thing..."
| Oct 14, 2011
| 12:13 AM
Greetings boys and GHOULs!
The second season of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' premieres on Sunday evening, and before I get going with this new TV Lust blog, I wanted to share a few thoughts on the series and introduce myself.
My story is fairly typical. I...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:46 AM
"So You Think You Can Dance" is back for its 9th season and I already know there's some format changes (1 night a week, instead of 2) and two winners, a male and a female dancer. Let's see what else they tell us about on tonight's premiere.
| Mar 18, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Comic book fans rejoice!
Sunday night's season finale of "The Walking Dead" on AMC was thrilling on its own, but those viewers who have read the source material — Robert Kirkman's comic book — might have needed an inhaler and an SPU (spare...