| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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."...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
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| May 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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...
| May 3, 2014
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
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.
| May 23, 2014
| 1:08 PM
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. ...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:44 AM
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....
| May 29, 2014
| 10:50 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:10 AM
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....