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  • Richard Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 62

    Richard Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 62
    Richard Ben Cramer, a former Baltimore Sun reporter who later became a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer and an acclaimed author chronicling the lives of politicians and legendary sports figures, died Monday of...
  • Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge

    Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge
    Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
  • Morgan State professor indicted in fraud scheme

    A full-time engineering professor at Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding. Manoj Kumar Jha, 45, who...
  • Ain't Webster's Third grand

    Fifty years ago, people in the United States had very real fears of the possibility of nuclear annihilation in an exchange of nuclear missiles with the Soviet Union. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 brought that fear very close. But the year before,...
  • 'Electric Eden' plugs into roots of folk music

    The solstice has come and gone, so summer 2011 is officially under way. With it, comes that staple of warm weather entertainment, the open-air music festival. If you would rather not brave the heat and crowds, you might try one of these three volumes...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
  • New play chips away at the truth of 'The Sculptress'

    Playwrights sculpt language. Their linguistic craftsmanship, which will be on ample display this summer during the 30th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival, is certainly present in Marilyn Millstone's "The Sculptress," right now at Fells Point Corner...
  • BWI airport becomes art gallery to celebrate human rights

    BWI airport becomes art gallery to celebrate human rights
    Some of the bravest people in the world can be found at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The Dalai Lama. These and many other figures are featured in a photo exhibit organized to...
  • American Masters does Carson to biographical perfection - except for that masculinity thing

    American Masters does Carson to biographical perfection - except for that masculinity thing
    From Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS. I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...
  • Judge George Bacon Rasin Jr.

    Judge George Bacon Rasin Jr.
    George Bacon Rasin Jr., former Kent County Circuit Court judge who led a movement to modernize juvenile justice in Maryland, died of congestive heart failure Friday at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson. He was 94. "Judge Rasin was widely...
  • Remembering duty, service and 'lost human potential'

    Remembering duty, service and 'lost human potential'
    There were many moving moments during Monday's annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, in Timonium. The program included nearly two hours of musical selections by military bands and choral groups and prayers, along with...
  • Students' link to Pickersgill residents is written across generations

    Students' link to Pickersgill residents is written across generations
    Kim Kern, a senior at Loch Raven High School and member of the school's English Honor Society, braced herself for the worse when she was told of the assignment to interview residents at Towson's Pickersgill Retirement Community and write their life...