| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:48 PM
When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'.
These comedic touches appear in a booklet...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer.
While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Nobody asked me, but … the fans who gave Ray Rice a standing ovation before Thursday's preseason game apparently have not read the Ravens' fan behavior policy — specifically, the part that says: "Fans help shape the Ravens' image." They...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Caroline Chavasse stood before a room of fidgeting young bodies and wandering eyes and made a tearful plea for her livelihood.
The fate of the 51-year-old rested with this group of 40 youngsters who, with a check of a "yes" or "no" box, would decide...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Elizabeth C. Bellavance, an educator, social activist, and patron of the academic and arts communities who was also an outspoken advocate for the Eastern Shore's Hispanic community, died July 24 of cancer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:56 PM
As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake set out on foot Saturday to pitch an upcoming community forum on the city's new youth curfew law, the controversial measure drew — as it has in the past — a mixed response from residents.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.centeroflightandlove.org.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:22 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:02 AM
"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.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:32 PM
Freud once said the greatest works in literature involved parricide: “Oedipus,” “Hamlet” and “The Brothers Karamazov."
I’m not arguing that George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” should be placed...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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...