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  • All right, I was snarky, but ...

    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...
  • Festival Sampler

    'Modern Terrorism' 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...
  • Anita L. Madsen, reporter

    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...
  • Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction

    Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction
    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,...
  • 'Glass Menagerie' subtle, affecting at Everyman

    'Glass Menagerie' subtle, affecting at Everyman
    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...
  • Couple resurrects James Michener's St. Michaels home

    Couple resurrects James Michener's St. Michaels home
    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...
  • Urban farm event highlights growth

    Urban farm event highlights growth
    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,"...
  • Riverview Elementary School library's summer hours encourages vacation reading

    Riverview Elementary School library's summer hours encourages vacation reading
    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...
  • Stretching time and imagination through 'Communicating Doors'

    Stretching time and imagination through 'Communicating Doors'
    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....
  • Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon

    Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon
    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...
  • Towson prostitution arrest leads government to try to seize assets

    Towson prostitution arrest leads government to try to seize assets
    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...
  • HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home

    HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home
    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...