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  • 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...
  • What's in a Harford name? All sorts of people, critters and things, really

    What's in a Harford name? All sorts of people, critters and things, really
    Some places in Harford County are named for early postmasters and postmistresses (Benson, Norrisville, Jarrettsville), millers and farmers (Carr, Pyle, Bond, Bynum), even a onetime sheriff (Carsins). Others draw their names from the Bible (Joppa,...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel

    Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel
    It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch. On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
  • Nonfiction crowding out the classics? Another Common Core debate

    Nonfiction crowding out the classics? Another Common Core debate
    The Common Core education standards have elicited a national debate that extends well beyond the classroom — touching a wide range of fears, from a federal takeover of local schools to government use of databases to collect information on children....
  • Donna Ellis, journalist

    Donna Ellis, journalist
    Donna Ellis, a longtime writer for the Columbia Flier and other publications, died of pneumonia April 23 at Howard County General Hospital. She was 72 and lived in Columbia. Born Donna Louise Griffith in Lynn, Mass., she earned an English literature...
  • Donald Sterling, tarnished [Commentary]

    Donald Sterling, tarnished [Commentary]
    Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace — a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames — banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges."...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m....
  • Author Steven Galloway comes to Baltimore

    Author Steven Galloway comes to Baltimore
    One of author Steven Galloway's most vivid childhood memories is of sitting at a picnic table when he was about 5 years old, playing checkers with his great-uncle Johnny. "He let me beat him, and I knew he let me beat him," Galloway said recently when...
  • 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...