| Jan 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Duff Goldman has just baked a cake of Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. And it looks just like the city's most famous landmark — right up to the statue of the nation's first president that stands atop its tower and down to the fine...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:14 AM
After 400 million books sold and $2 billion at the box office, the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II," opened at midnight July 15 at the Hollywood Theatre.
Not since "Spider-Man 2" premiered in 2004 had the theater on Oregon...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The nerd-epic (and I use that term with the deepest feeling of endearment) "Game of Thrones" is returning next month, and no one is more excited than our friends at Entertainment Weekly (and me!). The magazine has dedicated not one, but four covers to the...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:15 PM
The pungent, haunting narrative of Laura Lippman's new novel, "The Most Dangerous Thing," kicks in with a group of kids arguing for dibs on a grassy kickball field near a cotton mill on "Wetheredsville Road."
The whole scene sounds like a cozy...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Since moving to Carroll County last fall, Terry Pitt has found herself immersed in pastries and books.
As the founder of The Stone Soup Foundation, a nonprofit that provides meals for the homeless and people in need in Carroll County, Pitt raises money...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
To Zac, my son:
As you prepare to enter college, one of your childhood pleasures — the "Harry Potter" books and movies — is ending in theaters around the world. What a journey author J.K. Rowling provided for you and millions of young...
| Aug 25, 2011
The lingering effects of racism percolate through Alonzo D. LaMont Jr.'s "Zulu Fits." Although the production directed by the playwright at Heralds of Hope Theater has some rough edges, it's a thoughtful play about how young African-Americans are...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Does the approach of autumn's more rigid schedules and cooling temperatures seem like too much to bear? Give the excitement of summer one last hurrah. Take a vicarious wild ride with these volumes of international thrills.
by Matt Potter...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:54 AM
A pub crawl is simple: Gather some friends, hit some bars and stumble your separate ways home.
While fun, the routine can get a little repetitive. That's why, in the past couple years, a number of off-beat bar crawls have sprung up.
Now, you and a...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 8:33 AM
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Pink Out football game — Hosted by Laurel High Cheer Program and parents, Sat., Oct. 22, 2...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:28 AM
It's Halloween week on NBC so prepare yourself for ghost stories, parties, costume contests and secret web cams.
"Community": After Brita grades the study group’s personality tests, she is convinced that one of them has an extreme (“like a...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Until I interviewed five people living in their childhood homes, I had always dismissed ghost stories. Not after I talked to several of these very factual folks, each who reported various ghosts in the house.
When I was recounting one of these...