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  • What is expected of students under Common Core

    What is expected of students under Common Core
    What is expected of students under Common Core The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age. A complete list of standards...
  • In Annapolis, spirits move Halloween revelers through city's history

    In Annapolis, spirits move Halloween revelers through city's history
    Annapolis is a town rich in history, and its reputed ghosts are certainly part of the state capital's lore. There's the spirit of Reverdy Johnson, a politician and lawyer who died at the governor's mansion in 1876; and plasterer Thomas Dance, who...
  • Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection

    Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection
    The author Madison Smartt Bell's 16th work of fiction, a book of short stories called "Zig Zag Wanderer" is guaranteed to make the author absolutely no money whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Not one blessed penny. And he wouldn't have it any other way....
  • Stars light up Broadway this season

    Stars light up Broadway this season
    As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap, Paris Hilton and other ghosts

    'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap, Paris Hilton and other ghosts
    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...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'The Quality of Mercy'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'The Quality of Mercy'
    "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...
  • Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early

    Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early
    The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events. And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
  • 5 don't-miss events at the Baltimore Book Festival

    5 don't-miss events at the Baltimore Book Festival
    1)   Rachel L. Swarns:   While Michelle Obama is not expected to attend the Baltimore Book Festival, author Rachel L. Swarns will be meeting fans at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bank of America  Literary Salon, where she'll be happy to discuss her book,...
  • Living on the bay and loving it

    Living on the bay and loving it
    Driving the back roads that hug the periphery of Maryland's shoreline, there is no singular characteristic that defines the homes. The ones that date back to summer-only retreats are usually one-story clapboard structures with the give-away air...
  • MacArthur-winning author and Columbia resident writes novel about race in America

    MacArthur-winning author and Columbia resident writes novel about race in America
    It's fair to say that very few novels that devote 496 pages to such weighty themes as race in America ever crack The New York Times best-seller list. But sure enough, there on the June 2 list for hardcover fiction was Columbia resident Chimamanda...
  • Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction

    Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction
    Sujata Massey opened the door of her refrigerator and pulled out a curry made from pink potatoes and zucchini. It was the best way she could think of to demonstrate what's going on inside her head when she sits down to write a novel. "I'm an odd person,...