| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:09 PM
When the Greater Baltimore Committee asked a roundtable of CEOs for ideas on how to improve Maryland's business climate, many of the answers were unsurprising — lower taxes, a more predictable regulatory system and the like. But at least one of them...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Dacres' late goal caps rally as No. 8 UMBC men edge Vermont, 2-1
Senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres headed home the game-winning goal with 12 seconds to play as visiting UMBC rallied for a 2-1 soccer victory at Vermont. The eighth-ranked...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A new film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce, a familiar face to many here, as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online.
Pierce, best known for his portrayal of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:24 PM
I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday.
I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Joomsef.net, a website that posted exaggerated traffic citations, has reached a settlement with Maryland's Consumer Protection Division, the state attorney general announced this morning.
The state claims that Joomsef, run by Stanislav Komsky, published...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The Baltimore Sun
Malcolm Gladwell, the engaging writer who finds connections in the happenstance that help explain our world, started this discussion with an article he wrote for New Yorker magazine way back in October of 2009, titled "Offensive Play."...