| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Truman Capote, who pioneered the literary genre of the nonfiction novel with his landmark work "In Cold Blood," observed the weather's potential for provoking from civilized settlements the most simian of instincts. In his posthumously published "Summer...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French.
Spanish class was filled, so the Friends School student settled for Russian.
"I was willing to take a risk with a new alphabet," said Brooks, a...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:19 AM
The recent commentary, "Md. should support single-sex schools" (March 12), fundamentally misstates the ACLU position on single-sex education.
ACLU's "Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes" campaign targets single-sex programs across the country that are based...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Hillcrest Elementary School finished in first place at the Baltimore County Public School’s Black Saga Competition last weekend.
The school sent two teams to the Feb. 23 competition at Randallstown High School. One was named champion and the other...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Hillcrest Elementary School finished first in the Baltimore County Public School's Black Saga Competition last weekend for the third consecutive year.
The Catonsville school sent two teams of students to the Feb. 23 competition at Randallstown High...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:57 AM
When Irish novelist Colum McCann reads from his work as part of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society's 35th Irish Evening on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, the audience has a right to be in a green...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, former professor and chairman of the Johns Hopkins University mathematics department whose escape from Nazi-occupied France became the subject of a children's book, died April 24 of heart failure at his Guilford residence. He was 83....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. stopped by The Baltimore Sun this morning as part of the promotional tour for his third children’s novel, “Wild Pitch,” which came out today.
The book – about a young pitcher who loses his confidence after...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:18 PM
This week, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19, Seven Oaks Elementary School in Perry Hall will help students celebrate diversity through the school’s annual “African American Read-In Chain.”
Throughout the week, visitors to the school will...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:31 PM
Author, singer and songwriter Daryl Cobb will promote literacy through the creative arts when he visits Pine Grove Elementary School, in Parkville, on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Cobb’s published works include the 2012 children’s novel, “...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:24 PM
In naming Julia Marciari-Alexander as executive director on Wednesday, the Walters Art Museum board of directors entrusted one of Baltimore's most important arts institutions to a rising star — and signaled an emphasis on community engagement even...