| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:30 AM
All the fuss about the Harford County Public Library's director, Mary Hastler, choosing to keep "Fifty Shades of Grey," an erotic novel with generous gobs of sadomasochism, by British author E.L James, from off the shelves has met with condemnations of...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
The 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts offers enough choices in music, theater, dance, art, literature and film that you'll be challenged to see how many events you can juggle during the next two weeks.
Those choices hit immediately with the...
| Jun 15, 2012
Sunday, June 17
Classical music The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Calidore String Quartet in concert at 3 p.m. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $20....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:56 AM
When Orpheus Collar first began to draw at age 2, he insisted his mother make Superman drawings for him — then he would accent them with boot markings, then a cape of his own.
Soon, he only needed his mom, Nina Rutlidge, to draw Superman's oblong...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:39 PM
An odd confluence of events has me pondering the future of a technological marvel that in a lot of ways makes possible the celebration of independence we U.S. citizens proudly enjoy this week.
The coming Independence Day celebration, combined with the...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Stories of one of the country's most contentious debates over slavery and westward expansion and the Underground Railroad filled the Bel Air library June 23.
With more than 50 in attendance, Fergus Bordewich, author of "America's Great Debate," spoke...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:25 PM
I know we have become a nation of such short attention spans and long-term addiction to instant gratification that asking viewers to spend even an hour with a documentary that could change the way they see the world is probably a fool's errand.
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:13 AM
My Sun colleague Steve Earley pointed to an article today in the Post-Examiner, "Who cares about grammar?" In it an English teacher bemoans--bemoaning being the standard mode of expression among English teachers--the way that students are "butchering" the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Ah, the lazy days of summer. There is nothing like grabbing a good read and heading for the nearest beach or pool to while away the hours.
That might be a better-than-great idea if you are among those without electricity or water, or both following the...
| Oct 13, 2012
Kacie Bawiec has been scribbling stories in notebooks since she was in the third grade. And just two weeks ago, the 15-year-old teenager published her first novel, "Silver Dagger."
The fantasy manuscript, which Kacie wrote when she was in the eighth...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Snapping her own picture for the author's portrait on the young adult fantasy novel "Cursed with Power," Lindsey Sablowski didn't notice the way half of her youthful face was brightly illuminated while the other half was deep in shadow.
But Sigmund Freud...