| 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:19 AM
W.H. Auden trawled the Oxford English Dictionary for old and obscure words, some of which he employed in his poetry. He was so fond of the OED that he often took a volume of it to bed at night. We here in Wordville understand that.
Thus there is joy...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Rarely does a literary classic transfer from page to stage as eloquently as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" does in the current production by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company at Bowie Playhouse.
Everything works beautifully, beginning with Jon...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The Valet Safety Program at Rodgers Forge Elementary School kicked off on April 8 to rave reviews. As we went to press, the program was one week old, so we asked Michael Bayer, Rodgers Forge Community Association officer and a Safe Routes to School...
| 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."...