| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The O'Malley administration made it a priority to protect the rights of those who have committed heinous crimes, been judged by a jury of their peers and sentenced to the ultimate punishment that can be levied against them. Why is protecting those who...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:40 AM
The LGBT community got a pretty big nod from Facebook this week.
To supplement its mammoth social network (which turned 10 years old Tuesday), Facebook launched a new iPhone app Monday called "Paper," which gives users a simpler, cleaner way to browse...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Courtesy of Ellicott City resident Ann Marie Krahe, I just learned of a store tucked away off Route 40 that is a hidden gem — Christian Services of Howard County Thrift Store.
Located at 3267 Pine Orchard Lane in Ellicott City, the store sells...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:21 AM
The future of sex toys is high tech.
A recent New York Times story (yes, they cover sex toys now), highlighted items such as the RealTouch, a "USB-connected sex toy said to have been designed by a NASA engineer that promises 'interactive sex' with...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:03 AM
You may have thought from reading past posts that it is only Nicholas Kristof and Thomas Friedman for whom The New York Times has abandoned editing. Not so. There is evidence of a slack rein on the regular staff as well.
I place in evidence this...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:25 AM
Since screening the Season 2 premiere of “House of Cards” almost two weeks ago, I have been dying to talk about a showstopper of a moment in it.
But even though Netflix made all 13 episodes of the second season available to the public Friday,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:25 PM
I was traveling alone in Georgia during the summer of 1964 to visit relatives, and vividly recall that a year after the March on Washington, a sense of racial tension still permeated much of the South.
I was from New Jersey, my mother was from Macon, Ga....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader.
The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:57 PM
After Baltimore police officers fatally shot a man in the Douglass Homes housing project last week, the accounts of what happened were nearly as great in number as the people who said they saw it.
Police said 25-year-old Donte Bennett took out a gun...
| 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...