| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Nolen Strals is holding his head in his hand.
It is gold and palm-sized, made of finely ribbed plastic. But there, unmistakably, are Strals' thoughtful brow, the pinch of his nose, smoothly sloped forehead.
The bust was not crafted by a sculptor or...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Afghan people's most dangerous foe is not the Taliban. It's not Pakistan or al-Qaeda. No, it's their president, Hamid Karzai.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kabul earlier this month and spent more than 24 hours with Mr. Karzai, trying to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
On paper, there are a number of reasons why Alicia Graf Mack shouldn't be a successful dancer.
She's 6 feet 2 on her tiptoes, making it harder to find male partners tall enough for her. She's biracial, growing up in a time when African-American...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:26 AM
On Friday night, singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson shared his decades-in-the-making theory with a sold-out crowd at Rams Head Live.
“Inside every one of us there is a tiny Whitney Houston. Tonight we exorcise our tiny Whitney Houstons out into...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:23 PM
John W. Morsberger Jr., who co-owned and managed Glenmore Gardens, a popular Overlea crab house, died of lymphoma Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Timonium resident was 72.
Born in Baltimore in a Calvert and 23rd streets basement apartment,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
While you were making your Yuletide gay in the last seven days, Nigeria and Uganda passed legislation to strengthen already-on-the-books laws criminalizing homosexuality.
Ugandan lawmakers last Friday passed legislation that would imprison for life...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Once in a while, songwriters are unnerved by their own revelations.
Last year, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams asked her bandmate Taylor York to listen to a chorus she could not shake. The hook featured a repeated line that “was so simple and...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion.
Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:09 PM
For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action.
One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:01 PM
In a room with concrete block walls from which he can barely see the sky, Drake Deming explores the heavens.
Several days a week he can be found in his office at the University of Maryland, College Park, surrounded by three computer screens, analyzing...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Mark Liberman's post at Language Log about the minor furor over plagiarism in work published under Sen. Rand Paul's name, along with some of the comments, allows us to make some useful distinctions. What counts as plagiarism, passing off someone else's...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Annapolis physician and nutritional intervention expert Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen wants to help Americans take back their health with his new book, "Discover Your Optimal Health."
The book, which came out this summer, reached the New York Times best-...