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  • Netflix rising to TV top with Emmy nominations for 'Cards,' 'Orange'

    Netflix rising to TV top with Emmy nominations for 'Cards,' 'Orange'
    All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious “Game of Thrones” alone. But the numbers that...
  • MOMS Club of Clarksville meets second Wednesdays

    MOMS Club of Clarksville meets second Wednesdays
    These groups meet regularly. Center of Light and Love — Second Sunday, 6-7 p.m. Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-995-4647, centeroflightandlove@comcast.net or http://www.centeroflightandlove.org. Chavurah —...
  • Let's be serious about language

    The class of language commentators I have labeled the peeververein, the complainers about the supposed degredation of English, upholders of bogus schoolroom grammar, and defenders of embattled cultural standards, preen themselves as serious people. ...
  • 'Books need to be free,' so she's making it happen

    "Once a librarian, always a librarian," Pattee Fletcher says. Strictly speaking, she was never actually a librarian. But with postgraduate degrees in library and information sciences, she knows a little something about the profession. About nine...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • In defense of Common Core [Editorial]

    In defense of Common Core  [Editorial]
    This fall, Maryland's public schools will start their second year under the Common Core Standards, and the controversy sparked by last year's rocky roll-out appears far from dying down. Parents, teachers, students and political leaders have all questioned...
  • Enrollment up in AP classes, but testing and scoring lag

    Enrollment up in AP classes, but testing and scoring lag
    Over the last six years, enrollment in Advance Placement testing across Harford County Public Schools has increased, but that increase has not necessarily translated into more students passing the exams. Students who pass Advanced Placement exams are...
  • Here's how it's done-1

    So much of my time is taken up with doctoring sick prose, and complaining here about suspect advice on grammar and usage, that I thought it might be salutary to take a look, for once, at some good prose.  Here is the opening paragraph from "Josie's...
  • Longtime Maryvale Prep English teacher retires after 34 years

    Longtime Maryvale Prep English teacher retires after 34 years
    Carol Malone has been molding minds for generations at Maryvale Preparatory School. At 67, she is retiring after 34 years teaching at the all-girls Catholic school in Towson, 30 as chairwoman of the English department. Evidence that she will be missed...
  • Celebrating 40 years of rhyme and reason with HoCoPoLitSo

    Celebrating 40 years of rhyme and reason with HoCoPoLitSo
    Garrison Keillor lounged by a backyard pool, sipping a glass of wine. Isaac Bashevis Singer sat at a dining room table and ate homemade pea soup. Edward Albee arrived with a new boyfriend in tow. Over the past four decades, the likes of Larry McMurtry,...
  • Howard Co. middle-schooler wins national writing contest

    Howard Co. middle-schooler wins national writing contest
    When Jisoo Choi moved to the United States from South Korea at the age of 6, all she knew of the English language was the alphabet. But this week Choi, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School, was honored as the winner of the Letters...
  • Pitiful Earthlings — bow to 'Intergalactic Nemesis'!

    If you're in the mood for some science fiction silliness, "The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel" promises to keep you laughing on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. This Columbia Festival of the Arts...