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  • Literary journalist Gail Sheehy on her 'Daring' career

    Literary journalist Gail Sheehy on her 'Daring' career
    In her new memoir, "Daring: My Passages," literary journalist Gail Sheehy describes her struggles and triumphs as she made an imprint on the world of journalism starting out in the 1960s when it was a "man's world." At the heart of the memoir is the...
  • Classical music: Ethel puts music to historic EPA photos

    Classical music: Ethel puts music to historic EPA photos
    Who else but the eclectic, occasionally electronic, string quartet Ethel could find inspiration to create a major multimedia project from documentary images amassed by the Environmental Protection Agency back in the 1970s? Ethel opens the Williams...
  • Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge
    Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops. “It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
  • Announcements

    Volunteers sought Hospice of the Chesapeake has numerous volunteer opportunities available in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. Become a hospice volunteer if you are age 18 and up and willing to complete volunteer training. Areas of need...
  • Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image of master, slave headed to war

    Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image of master, slave headed to war
    It is 1861 and the two men are going off to war. They sit side by side before the camera, their elbows and knees touching. They wear the uniform of the Confederacy and are armed with pistols, knives and a shotgun. But one is white, the other black;...
  • Celebrating to the very end

    Celebrating to the very end
    After only a brief taste of returning to school this week, Carroll students are offered one last taste of summer vacation with Labor Day weekend. As the one of the key signifiers of summer fun — the public pools — close their doors for...
  • Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'

    Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'
    Watching the new Blu-ray/DVD set "Chaplin's Mutual Comedies" is a revelation because one can witness a master filmmaker coming of age. Charlie Chaplin introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp in 1914 while at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. In the...
  • Dana Dembrow: Battle a Key moment in history

    Many may not realize that Francis Scott Key, one of our nation's most illustrious historical figures, resided on a 2,800-acre family estate in what is now Carroll County. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of "The Star Spangled Banner,"...
  • Local Bethlehem Steel photos accepted by Library of Congress

    Local Bethlehem Steel photos accepted by Library of Congress
    Photographs of Bethlehem Steel Corporation taken by long-time industrial photographer Peter Treiber of Bethlehem have been accepted into the Library of Congress' permanent collection. Treiber began photographing plants, mines and shipyards of the now...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MILEY CYRUS Back In April, Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour was the talk of the industry, about how she entered the stage by sliding down a huge tongue and exited......
  • New law on 'unlocking' cellphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service...
  • Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law

    Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law
    In a big win for consumers, President Obama on Friday signed into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which makes it legal once again for consumers to unlock their cellphones. What is cellphone unlocking? Cellphone...