| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Seventy-five writers and would-be writers gathered at the Bel Air library to participate in the first Just Write. Writers Conference. Put on by the library, this all-day event included a stellar line-up of workshop leaders and topics.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Raven Thompson picked through the unfamiliar acorn-shaped yellow and purple vegetables with a slightly confused look on her face.
"What are these?" she inquired with a slight laugh.
"They're peppers. Bell peppers. They are just in a different color,"...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation.
In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:11 PM
The Colonial Players troupe is opening its 65th season with an invitation for audiences to embark on an adventure of new voices and broad horizons — namely a time travel adventure written by prolific British master of farce, Alan Ayckbourn....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Kathy Hornig finally had a chance to check out Washington's National Book Festival. And she came away with a renewed appreciation for the admittedly smaller, quirkier offering put on by The City That Reads.
As the director of festivals for the Baltimore...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson in March and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret.
Men arrived day and night...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age.
A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A reader of The Baltimore Sun helpfully offers to point out a lapse in syntax: Your statement “…only bring in files..” should read “…bring in only files..” should it not? Rarely should the modifier “only&...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
"Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
What is expected of students under Common Core The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age.
A complete list of standards...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries."
Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...