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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]

    Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]
    1969 was a year I well remember — it was my first year in a seminary in Virginia. I was beginning my journey to the priesthood with an American religious order, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. Nine years later, I was ordained a...
  • Sisters go for the gold in synchronized skating [North Laurel/Savage]

    Sisters go for the gold in synchronized skating [North Laurel/Savage]
    Congratulations to North Laurel's Kim and Sarah Eddy, who won the Gold Medal in the Adult Division at the 2014 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. They are part of the team, DC Edge, which Kim has been a member for five years and Sarah for three....