| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I read The Sun's investigative report on Advanced Placement courses ("Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP," Jan. 18) with great interest, in part because our school, on principle, has never offered AP classes. Our rationale is simple: We...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:57 AM
It started as idle chatter on the beach. My family was vacationing with old friends we've known since our Laurel High School days in the early 1970s, Richard and Denise Pond. Rich was talking about his father, Clayton Pond, an American Indian and World...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:04 AM
Not many people consider starting the new year by visiting two men on death row in a maximum-security prison. But after attending a rehearsal of Colonial Players' "Coyote on a Fence," that's my recommendation for adventurous theater fans.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Eight months ago I exchanged my posh Lincoln Center zip code (10023) and 212 area code for Baltimore's 21209 and 410. This is my new/old city — I was raised here but spent my working life in New York.
When I was laid off from a legal...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:54 AM
We begin Anno Domini 2014 with a momentous announcement at The New York Times: Nicholas Kristof has dropped the middle initial from his byline.
Please remain calm. Do not panic. Remain in your seats.
Mr. Kristof is at some pains to explain that...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
You might start to wonder what they're smoking at The New York Times this year.
First, Nicholas Kristof writes a self-indulgent and widely ridiculed column about dropping the middle initial from his byline. (I joined in.) If the action was intended...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: "60 Minutes."
I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust.
I found one...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:01 AM
If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006. The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Calling all artists! The Howard County Conservancy seeks submissions for its fourth annual Art of Stewardship juried art show, which will run from Wednesday, March 12, until Saturday, April 9. During the opening reception on Thursday, March 13, a round...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation.
In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:11 PM
One of the fundamental elements of journalism is action, and the aspect of action that most appeals is conflict. That's what we journalists are looking for.
You can hear endless head-shaking blather about the tide of ugly events from people who lament,...