| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. stopped by The Baltimore Sun this morning as part of the promotional tour for his third children’s novel, “Wild Pitch,” which came out today.
The book – about a young pitcher who loses his confidence after...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship.
Naval Academy professor Ken Reightler leads the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
“Grammarnoir 5: The Shame of the Prose” is a four-part serial, running on Mondays from February 11 until the thrilling conclusion on March 4, National Grammar Day. Grammarnoir is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of characters to any...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A Baltimore comic store has joined the growing public outcry over DC Comics' decision to hire a gay-marriage opponent and author to write part of the coming "Adventures of Superman" series.
Joining many shops nationwide, Gorilla King Comics in Fells...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:04 AM
It's hard to imagine that gay marriage and Superman could be wrapped into a controversy, but that's happening across the nation as DC Comics launches a new line of comic books featuring Clark Kent's alter ego.
One of the authors signed on for the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:45 AM
"The quality of mercy is not strained.”
The title for this episode comes from Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” On this Father’s Day, Don could use mercy from his daughter and himself. Instead we find him curled up in a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French.
Spanish class was filled, so the Friends School student settled for Russian.
"I was willing to take a risk with a new alphabet," said Brooks, a...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:34 AM
A winter storm left piles of snow and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco stopped by Tommy Hilfiger's show, but the most dramatic thing about New York City this past week were Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's first looks at fall 2013.
Inside the walls of Lincoln...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:47 AM
A funny thing often happens when I'm doing an interview that inadvertently turns "religious."
The person I'm talking to will mention God or Jesus or something else religious, and then quickly add: "But you won't print that, will you?" or "I'm sure you...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:20 AM
We pick things up at Kyle's Morrocan dinner party with Mauricio continuing to go in on Brandi.
After Brandi finally tells Mauricio to go eff off, Kyle jumps in and whispers to Mauricio to back off. In her confessional, Kyle tells all: "You can't control...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:25 AM
My lips are sealed.
If it’s a revelation about the illusions magicians create that you are expecting, just stop reading now. I have given my word to follow the magicians’ code of secrecy, sworn to the Columbia Conjurors Assembly #141 of...