| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Library of Congress released today the list of speakers for the fall National Book Festival, and, as usual, the event is studded with prominent writers and poets.
Among the headliners: Margaret Atwood, Baltimore's own Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Nowadays, the "bink" of metal softball bats from the softball diamond is about the loudest noise heard near American Legion Post 60 in Laurel.
But it wasn't always that way.
Around 150 years ago, it was commonplace for residents to hear the "boom"...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.
This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:30 AM
You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:46 AM
The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible."
I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis.
The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Norman Henley, a retired Russian-language and world literature teacher and academic editor, died of congestive heart failure at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 96 and had earlier lived in Remington and Charles Village.
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S.
Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S....