| Jan 12, 2013
In his new thriller, "The Third Bullet," novelist Stephen Hunter sets his sights on an American tragedy that's also the most famous gun mystery of all time — the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The questions surrounding the shooting as...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Dr. Joseph Charles Matchar, a retired internist who practiced for decades in Pikesville, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at his home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was 94.
Born in Baltimore and raised on East Baltimore Street, he was the son of a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:53 PM
This particular column was meant to be.
In April, I received a phone call from Harry Rosenbluh, editor of The Phoenician, the newsletter of the Phoenix Society, which is mostly made up of National Security Agency retirees. Some of our readers may know...
| Jan 10, 2013
The basement of Maury Dickson's Woodstock home is his workshop. There, he turns antique gears, old eyeglasses and other bits of Victorian-era bric-a-brac into jewelry, clocks, lamps and other pieces of art that seem like they belong in a futuristic vision...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Ever wonder what life in the United States would be like without a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? The people of China have gotten a whiff of what happens when there are minimal pollution controls, and they are choking on it.
That the air in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Every day, they sit alone in their offices, writing about love, passion, romance.
They bring to life muscled heroes, dangerous vixens, strong heroines — lovers all — then put enormous obstacles in the way of the would-be lovers so they...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Well, 12:01 a.m. came and went (even in Mayan Time, otherwise known as Central Time) and nothing really happened. Although Annapolis was plunged into darkness and bathed in an eerie blue light, BGE assures us it wasn't apocalypse-related. Pessimists are...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2012
A shocking and dastardly literary crime has been perpetrated upon a heretofore unsuspecting citizenry. How could you allow The Sun to publish such a travesty about the fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes ("On the case," Dec. 23)?
Contrary to what the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville.
Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Thanks to 3D printing, American society may be about to boldly go where no one has gone before.
A Johns Hopkins scientist is seeking to adapt the technology to grow human jaw bones — potentially revolutionizing implant procedures. A Halethorpe...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum should reopen Oct. 4, the group responsible for making it profitable announced this week.
"That's the official goal. That's the date," said Baltimore-based actor and author Mark Redfield, vice president of Poe...