| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
"Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age.
A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A reader of The Baltimore Sun helpfully offers to point out a lapse in syntax: Your statement “…only bring in files..” should read “…bring in only files..” should it not? Rarely should the modifier “only&...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed.
In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson in March and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret.
Men arrived day and night...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Kathy Hornig finally had a chance to check out Washington's National Book Festival. And she came away with a renewed appreciation for the admittedly smaller, quirkier offering put on by The City That Reads.
As the director of festivals for the Baltimore...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:11 PM
The Colonial Players troupe is opening its 65th season with an invitation for audiences to embark on an adventure of new voices and broad horizons — namely a time travel adventure written by prolific British master of farce, Alan Ayckbourn....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Authors and fans of novels of the spooky variety will gather in Historic Ellicott City this month for a new “mini-convention” dubbed HallowRead.
Organized by author Rachel Rawlings, of Aberdeen, the event is designed to appeal to authors and...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Raven Thompson picked through the unfamiliar acorn-shaped yellow and purple vegetables with a slightly confused look on her face.
"What are these?" she inquired with a slight laugh.
"They're peppers. Bell peppers. They are just in a different color,"...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Literary legend has it that James Michener saw a great blue heron above the St. Michaels property he was inspecting and immediately decided to buy the 25 acres and the old house that sat on a creek off the Choptank River, near the entrance to the...
| Sep 14, 2013
How easily things get broken. Not just fragile things, like little glass figurines, but the less tangible things clutched most tightly, cherished most deeply — dreams, passions, ideals.
Everyone in the Tennessee Williams classic "The Glass...