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  • Looking Out: Baltimore author releases debut novel about 3 gay friends

    Looking Out: Baltimore author releases debut novel about 3 gay friends
    The debut novel of a 30-year-old author born in the Baltimore area and now living in Owings Mills is landing higher and higher on Amazon.com's list of top-selling new releases in gay paperback fiction. Jeremy Scott Blaustein attended the Carver Center...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season finale recap, 'The Children'

    'Game of Thrones' season finale recap, 'The Children'
    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...
  • Look around you

    When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.  He's...
  • Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors

    Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors
    The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966. "The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the...
  • Imaginative prequel to Peter Pan heads to the Hippodrome

    Imaginative prequel to Peter Pan heads to the Hippodrome
    The boy who never grew up, but learned how to fly, has fascinated children — and adults who still remember being young — since he first soared above a London stage in a hit play by J.M. Barrie in 1904. More than a century later, audiences...
  • Temporary Laurel library opens in smaller space

    Temporary Laurel library opens in smaller space
    The boxes have been unpacked, the computers are connected and patrons are slowly trickling in to Laurel's temporary library on Sandy Spring Road. The former library on Seventh Street, built in 1965, closed on March 8 so that the building can be...
  • After tragedy, Porochista Khakpour develops fanciful fiction

    After tragedy, Porochista Khakpour develops fanciful fiction
    The author Porochista Khakpour's earliest memory is of being terrified by anti-aircraft missiles dropping near her Tehran home during the Iran-Iraq f War. Her shell-shocked family relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s — and she had barely...
  • Toni Braxton wonders if son's autism is God's 'payback' for her abortion

    Toni Braxton wonders if son's autism is God's 'payback' for her abortion
    Singer Toni Braxton is grappling with guilt from an abortion she had years ago. In her newly-published memoir, "Unbreak My Heart," Braxton writes that she wonders if her younger son's autism could be a punishment from God because she had an abortion. ...
  • The Charm City LGBT Film Festival returns for third year

    The Charm City LGBT Film Festival returns for third year
    From May 29-June 1, the Creative Alliance hosts its third annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival at The Patterson, highlighting six national and international features and documentaries that have been recognized at major film festivals this year....
  • African American Children's Book Festival is May 10

    African American Children's Book Festival is May 10
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is hosting a book fair this weekend that will highlight books about African Americans as well as showcase African American authors and illustrators. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
  • Climate change science settled, politics, not so much [Commentary]

    Climate change science settled, politics, not so much [Commentary]
    The scientific consensus on whether human beings are causing global climate change is largely settled – we are causing it. The politics, however, are far from settled; a slew of people, many who are politicians or political commentators on the...
  • Eastern Shore native is Sophie Kerr Prize winner

    Eastern Shore native is Sophie Kerr Prize winner
    Growing up on the Eastern Shore afforded Alex Stinton plenty to describe. The subjects surrounded him: the sounds, the wildlife, the water. The boy who grew up reading in the bayfront community of Wittman, and later dug into William Wordsworth, has...