| 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...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A fellow editor takes note of this passage from a New York Times article out of Quinapondan, Philippines:
“My people are starving,” he tells the government workers, whose requisition notebooks do not favor this rural flyspeck, population...
| 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 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 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 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 17, 2013
| 9:53 AM
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| 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 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 15, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it.
But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself.
"A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing,...
| 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-...