| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Yesterday I was reproached, discreetly and privately, for my tone in the post inquiring after the dumbest AP style rule. So let me say, directly and publicly, that I have met David Minthorn, Darrell Christian, and Colleen Newvine on their visits to...
| Jul 13, 2013
Imagine "Homeland" with a laugh track.
You cannot help but admire the nerve of playwright Jon Kern (a writer for "The Simpsons") in tackling such intensely emotional and divisive material, and fleshing out so vividly the three...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Anita L. Madsen, a former News American reporter who later became director of public affairs for the Sheppard Pratt Health System, died July 13 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 69.
Born Anita Lewis and raised in Chicago, she...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Sujata Massey opened the door of her refrigerator and pulled out a curry made from pink potatoes and zucchini. It was the best way she could think of to demonstrate what's going on inside her head when she sits down to write a novel.
"I'm an odd person,...
| Sep 14, 2013
How easily things get broken. Not just fragile things, like little glass figurines, but the less tangible things clutched most tightly, cherished most deeply — dreams, passions, ideals.
Everyone in the Tennessee Williams classic "The Glass...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Literary legend has it that James Michener saw a great blue heron above the St. Michaels property he was inspecting and immediately decided to buy the 25 acres and the old house that sat on a creek off the Choptank River, near the entrance to the...
| 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,"...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Students chattered noisily as they gathered in groups around tables in the Riverview Elementary School library on a recent Tuesday morning, sharing and discussing the books they had just checked out.
Some were reading about sharks, others about...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Authors and fans of novels of the spooky variety will gather in Historic Ellicott City this month for a new “mini-convention” dubbed HallowRead.
Organized by author Rachel Rawlings, of Aberdeen, the event is designed to appeal to authors and...