| Mar 31, 2013
Broadmead, a continuing-care retirement community in Hunt Valley, has "been so much than just a place to work," said retiring CEO Rich Compton.
He has served as the company's leader for almost three decades. During that time, his parents came to live...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I am writing in response to Anne Neal's misinformed article criticizing St. Mary's College of Maryland ("Campus cautionary tale," May 30).
Rather than basing her judgment of St. Mary's College on biased reports that no one else seems to have heard of...
| Jun 8, 2013
Sherlock Holmes un-kicked the bucket way back in 1894. More than a century later, even though Harry Potter ends up on the wrong side of a killing curse, he un-bites the dust.
In "Game of Thrones," Beric Dondarrion has un-bought the farm at least six...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This letter is in response to Anne Neal's recent commentary, "Cautionary campus tale," (May 30). As a 2008 St. Mary's alumna, I, like many of my fellow alumni, took great umbrage to the broad strokes Ms. Neal attempts to use in painting our alma mater...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Anne D. Neal's recent commentary deriding St. Mary's College of Maryland unfairly paints the school with the same broad brush her organization has used to criticize colleges nationwide ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30).
Ms. Neal's group, the American...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Joy Umansky, chief baker at the Dorothea's Breads business she co-owned for a decade, died May 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fractured hip. She was 85 and lived in Pikesville.
Born Margaret Joy Ward-Walker in Birmingham, England,...
| May 25, 2013
Talk about tumbling down the rabbit hole.
Jessica Anya Blau is the Baltimore author who memorably mined her experience growing up in a freewheeling bohemian family in her first two novels, "The Year of Naked Swim Parties" and "Drinking Closer to Home."...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:05 AM
After placing first in the Baltimore County Public Schools' Black Saga Competition in February, Hillcrest Elementary School's Black Saga team is gearing up for the state competition at Towson University this weekend.
"It's exciting. I'm very proud of...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Barbara P. Canavan, a 40-year veteran of Harford County Public Schools, has been named interim superintendent to replace for one year Dr. Robert Tomback, who is leaving after his term is up June 30.
Canavan spent more than half her time with the school...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:48 AM
As a journalist, I gravitate toward the lurid.
That's just how we roll. If some post-adolescent crank tries to set up a "white student union" at Towson University, he is guaranteed ink. If some crackpot explains that George W. Bush was behind the...