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  • J. Bruce Innes, health care executive

    J. Bruce Innes, health care executive
    John Bruce Innes Jr., a former marketing executive for Genesis Health Ventures who was later a senior housing consultant, died July 22 of brain injuries suffered in a fall while he was vacationing in Greece. The Lutherville resident was 70. Born in...
  • Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]

    Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]
    Student activism in the late 1960s spawned a wave of educational reform, and students were emboldened by the new national attitude inviting their participation. One of the initiatives created during this period was the Experiment in Free Form Education,...
  • Teaching about STDs through comic books

    Teaching about STDs through comic books
    When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'. These comedic touches appear in a booklet...
  • Adventures in history [Commentary]

    Adventures in history [Commentary]
    Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer. While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...
  • Library's Harry Potter camp charms witches, wizards in training

    Library's Harry Potter camp charms witches, wizards in training
    The children arrived by car and not Hogwarts Express, ushered in by parents instead of Thestral-drawn carriages, but once they entered the school of witchcraft and wizardry – which appears to unsuspecting Muggles to be simply an activity room at the...
  • Events in Gaza bring new urgency to 'The Honorable Woman'

    Events in Gaza bring new urgency to 'The Honorable Woman'
    I can't remember the last time real-life events recontextualized a work of fiction for me the way Israel's incursion into Gaza has done with "The Honorable Woman" this month. When I first started watching the BBC-made mini-series that starts at 10 p.m....
  • Pitiful Earthlings — bow to 'Intergalactic Nemesis'!

    If you're in the mood for some science fiction silliness, "The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel" promises to keep you laughing on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. This Columbia Festival of the Arts...
  • Movie review: 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    Movie review: 'The Fault in Our Stars'
    In the discreetly assaultive film version of "The Fault in Our Stars" there's a scene, faithful to the one in the best-selling John Green book, where Hazel and Augustus visit the Amsterdam home of a novelist whose cancer-related novel holds great personal...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m....
  • Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors

    Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors
    The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966. "The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the...
  • Imaginative prequel to Peter Pan heads to the Hippodrome

    Imaginative prequel to Peter Pan heads to the Hippodrome
    The boy who never grew up, but learned how to fly, has fascinated children — and adults who still remember being young — since he first soared above a London stage in a hit play by J.M. Barrie in 1904. More than a century later, audiences...
  • Author Mohsin Hamid on 'How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia'

    Author Mohsin Hamid on 'How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia'
    The author Mohsin Hamid has a home in Pakistan and spent nearly two decades studying and working in the United States. He's 42 now, and he thinks of himself as living almost "between" countries. "I've lived half my life in America and Europe, and half...