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  • 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...
  • Mets stink, but Dickey's a star -- and author

    Mets stink, but Dickey's a star -- and author
    Even as I rejoice for the hometown Baltimore Orioles, I'm depressed by the play of another favorite team, the N.Y. Mets. Another spring filled with hope, another summer of depressing reality. But there is one bright spot: R.A. Dickey, who is chasing a...
  • With 'Gold,' Chris Cleave braces for another reversal in fortune

    With 'Gold,' Chris Cleave braces for another reversal in fortune
    When the British author Chris Cleave published his debut novel, "Incendiary," he fell victim to perhaps the worst historical coincidence ever to afflict an author. The book, about a terrorist attack in a London sports stadium, was released on July 7,...
  • Dr. Joseph Taler

    Dr. Joseph Taler
    Dr. Joseph Taler, a retired Glen Burnie family physician who survived the Holocaust in Poland by not wearing his Star of David armband, taking a Christian surname, and hiding in a village, died Sunday of heart failure at his Annapolis home. He was 89....
  • Education briefs

    Jump Start classes AACC and North County High School are working to bring college courses to the high school's students and surrounding community. Eligible students are encouraged to enroll in AACC's Jump Start classes this fall at either the Arnold...
  • Meet authors from Baltimore Book Festival at happy hour event

    Meet authors from Baltimore Book Festival at happy hour event
    Want to rub shoulders with authors from this weekend's Baltimore Book Festival? Hotel Monaco Baltimore, 2 N. Charles St., is hosting a Mix and Mingle event, Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the living room area of the boutique hotel. Authors include:...
  • Contamination

    Writing at Johnson, Robert Lane Greene mentions a BBC article on Americanisms infiltrating British usage. This is familiar reader bait. Nothing in Britain gets those empurpled wattles jiggling more reliably than alarums about Americanisms. Though it's...
  • Head of the Class: Monkton, Parkton students earn honors

    Caroline Vonasek, of Monkton, was named to the spring 2012 dean's list The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Jessica Kuhn, of Baldwin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and design, from James Madison University,...
  • Graphic novels, e-books on students' summer reading list

    Tom Miley, a media specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools, relayed something of an odd desire to a group of summer school reading students at Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville on Wednesday, July 25. "My goal in two or three years is to be...
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre dazzles with 'The Color Purple'

    Toby's Dinner Theatre dazzles with 'The Color Purple'
    Expecting the usual entertaining evening delivered by talented players at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, I found instead a life-affirming, near-religious experience watching "The Color Purple" — a musical epic tracing one woman's journey from...
  • Harford remembers Michael Phelps' childhood

    Harford remembers Michael Phelps' childhood
    More than 20 years ago, the man who has become the most decorated Olympian was just known as a hyperactive boy in his North Harford preschool class. Before he won 20 medals and set numerous world records, Michael Phelps followed his sisters to swim...
  • Newbery winner Laura Amy Schlitz publishes her magnum opus

    Newbery winner Laura Amy Schlitz publishes her magnum opus
    The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free. The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...