| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:56 AM
When Orpheus Collar first began to draw at age 2, he insisted his mother make Superman drawings for him — then he would accent them with boot markings, then a cape of his own.
Soon, he only needed his mom, Nina Rutlidge, to draw Superman's oblong...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Having achieved a degree of notoriety as an editor, I find myself in the uncomfortable role of mentor.
A while back, I spent a year as a mentor to a younger newspaper editor in a program set up by the Maynard Institute, and there were a number of...
| Nov 10, 2012
Junot — and Yunior — are back.
Junot Diaz is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning writer whose work reflects his Dominican roots and his Jersey youth, and who has dazzled critics and audiences with a virtuosic narrative voice that weaves tales of...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Snapping her own picture for the author's portrait on the young adult fantasy novel "Cursed with Power," Lindsey Sablowski didn't notice the way half of her youthful face was brightly illuminated while the other half was deep in shadow.
But Sigmund Freud...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Phoenix Festival Theater will perform "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Amoss Center in Bel Air.
Six delightful stories come to life in this musical revue based on popular children's stories featuring Amazing Grace, Borreguita...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Stories of love, field hockey and bullying; videos of stick figure adventures, an exploding cake and a commentary on rules and regulations — all came forth from the imaginations, creative passion and sensitivity of teens who entered the 2012...
| Sep 6, 2012
Greg LaRocque has been drawing comic books for more than 30 years, part of a love affair with the medium that dates to 1961, when Marvel's Fantastic Four first appeared on newsstands. Michael Bracco, on the other hand, didn't start appreciating comics...
| Jun 2, 2012
When a book flies off the shelves by the millions within a month of publication and zooms to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, it's safe to assume that whatever its literary merit (or lack thereof), it probably is not a good candidate for...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Ray Bradbury, the science fiction genius, has died at age 91. He wrote classics such as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451,” as well as dozens of fantastic short stories. My personal favorite was “Something Wicked...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Electronic Arts is confident that “Star Wars: The Old Republic” is a massively multiplayer online game that people will be playing in a decade. As they told GamesIndustry International, EA is also considering variations on a free-to-play...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Two terrific shows premiered last weekend in Annapolis, set in nearly the same period and dealing with history-making creative artists.
At Colonial Players, "Moonlight and Magnolias" is set in 1939 and tells the behind-the-scenes story of making the film...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:39 PM
An odd confluence of events has me pondering the future of a technological marvel that in a lot of ways makes possible the celebration of independence we U.S. citizens proudly enjoy this week.
The coming Independence Day celebration, combined with the...