| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:58 PM
'Tis holiday season in Baltimore's most holiday-happy neighborhood! Walking the Avenue (West 36th Street) at this time of year is especially magical.
Sidewalks are filled with shoppers who appreciate and value small, locally-owned businesses. Light...
| 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 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 3, 2014
| 4:31 PM
In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach.
"I said, 'If we hadn't won some ball games by year three, I hope they had [a] good furniture budget, because...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Robert V. Hess, who turned his experience as manager of a disabled veterans thrift store into a career as a homelessness solutions expert, died of liver cancer Dec. 24 at his home in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The former Perry Hall resident was 57....
| 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 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...
| 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 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 19, 2014
| 9:45 AM
If you hate the extreme polarization of American life today, with more and more people talking to and living alongside only people who share their world view, blame Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News.
If you are angry about the loss of civility, the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million.
Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation.