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  • Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics

    Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics
    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...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    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...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • For Lippman, a fictional take on a true Baltimore mystery

    For Lippman, a fictional take on a true Baltimore mystery
    Baltimore novelist Laura Lippman's husband, David Simon, once suggested that she write a novel based on the real-life disappearance of local gambling kingpin Julius "The Lord" Salsbury. Naturally, she ignored him. "David saw the story with a reporter'...
  • Colorful performances from Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore

    Colorful performances from Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore
    Last weekend found two of the area's orchestral ensembles in fine form. Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an imaginative mix of standard and far-from-standard fare Saturday night at the Gordon Center. The familiar work was Mendelssohn's "Scottish...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • Memoir recalls author's fight to integrate Harford's public schools

    Memoir recalls author's fight to integrate Harford's public schools
    On a recent Thursday afternoon, A. Dwight Pettit went back to where it all started. He walked through the halls and into the auditorium at Aberdeen High School, where almost 55 years ago he was denied admission to the school because of a "lack of...
  • Canavan named Harford superintendent

    Canavan named Harford superintendent
    Harford County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Barbara Canavan, 64, was appointed by the Harford County Board of Education to a permanent, four-year position as superintendent during a board meeting Monday night. The newly-appointed school's CEO...
  • 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....
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  • A renegade tells all

    It's a dicey business to reveal the secrets of the brotherhood to the laity; look at what happened to Edward Snowden. But I step forward today to tell you that the people you would imagine to be most knowledgeable about English grammar and usage,...