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  • Columbia native in 'total shock' after Emmy nomination

    Columbia native in 'total shock' after Emmy nomination
    Jason Odell Williams doesn't yet know if he'll attend the 65th Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 or even for sure if he'll receive his own golden statuette. When the Columbia native got a text message July 18 from an executive producer of National Geographic...
  • Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants

    Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants
    Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest. In "The Iron Bridge," Anton Piatigorsky used these...
  • Julia Marciari-Alexander draws out a new vision for the Walters

    Julia Marciari-Alexander draws out a new vision for the Walters
    On her first official day of work, Julia Marciari-Alexander heads down to the basement of the Walters Art Museum to say hello to a room full of squirmy 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds attending summer camp. A girl with curly, brown hair looks up from the strand...
  • LGBT group calls for 'Ender's Game' boycott due to author's anti-gay views

    LGBT group calls for 'Ender's Game' boycott due to author's anti-gay views
    Orson Scott Card must have a bad case of deja vu. Earlier this year, the science fiction author found himself at the center of controversy when his views on same-sex marriage led to a boycott and eventual delay of a Superman comic he penned. Now, four...
  • Looking Out: Pa. county defies state's same-sex marriage ban

    Looking Out: Pa. county defies state's same-sex marriage ban
    The fight for marriage equality in Pennsylvania just got mighty interesting. Despite the Keystone State's ban on same-sex marriage, at least five same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses in a suburban Philadelphia county where local Register of...
  • Local performance art group stages 'Moby-Dick' water ballet show

    Local performance art group stages 'Moby-Dick' water ballet show
    No two adaptations of "Moby-Dick" are the same, but it's doubtful that any previous rendition featured a synchronized-swimming skit to Rick James' song "Super Freak," a chance to win a Groupon to a local hair salon or a cameo by Esther Williams. This...
  • Things to know for Monday

    Things to know for Monday
    New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after...
  • Catonsville resident's success on AP exams means head start in college

    Catonsville resident's success on AP exams means head start in college
    Among the 57 students at Mount St. Joseph High School who earned awards for their achievements on the College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams, one student stood out. Catonsville resident Joseph Szczybor scored a 5, the highest possible...
  • Comic book about Andre the Giant coming soon

    Comic book about Andre the Giant coming soon
    A new graphic novel on the life of Andre the Giant will be published by Lion Forge Comics, written by Brandon Easton. Above is the cover that the company has released. There is no release date as of yet. For pro wrestling graphic novel enthusiasts,...
  • Mystery novelist Martha Grimes co-writes alcoholism memoir

    Mystery novelist Martha Grimes co-writes alcoholism memoir
    For acclaimed mystery novelist Martha Grimes, the witches' caldron that nearly proved her undoing didn't contain the usual eye of newt and toe of frog. Instead, it held 10 parts gin or sometimes vodka, a splash of vermouth, lemon peel, olive and onion....
  • Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator

    Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator
    When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane. The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...
  • Back to school or not, you'll never stop learning [Commentary]

    Back to school or not, you'll never stop learning [Commentary]
    Though there a number of teachers I think of fairly often, it occurs to me as this academic year draws near that I passed a personal milestone a quite a few years back. Around the turn of the millennium, I had been out of school for more years than I...