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  • Storytellers have mastered the ancient art of narration [column]

     There was a child — a little girl only 5 years old — who seemed so transfixed, so transformed by a story Diane Macklin told to a near-full audience in Cincinnati, that she stood up at the end of Macklin's performance, and clapped and...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    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...
  • Loyola's Fletcher drafted third overall; Bayhawks take Harris

    Loyola's Fletcher drafted third overall; Bayhawks take Harris
    Major League Lacrosse Loyola's Fletcher drafted third overall; Bayhawks take Harris Loyola Maryland defenseman Joe Fletcher was selected third overall in the Major League Lacrosse college draft Friday night by the New York Lizards. Fletcher is the...
  • Back Story: Spinning the tale of the snallygaster

    Back Story: Spinning the tale of the snallygaster
    Since we're on the cusp of Halloween, better beware of the possible return of the dreaded snallygaster, which has periodically been scaring the dickens out of Marylanders since the mid-1700s. The what? The snallygaster is a half-bird, half-reptile...
  • What they're saying about Doug Gansler

    What they're saying about Doug Gansler
    Here's a roundup of commentary on Maryland attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler, who said he "made a mistake" by not intervening at a beach week party in Delaware where there was underage drinking. ** Baltimore Sun...
  • Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?

    Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?
    With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism....
  • Marita Carroll, civil rights activist

    Marita Carroll, civil rights activist
    Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical...
  • Mizeur rebukes Gansler for teen drinking comments

    Mizeur rebukes Gansler for teen drinking comments
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's comments about how parents of daughters may respond differently to underage drinking drew a sharp rebuke Monday from a political rival.  Del. Heather Mizeur, like Gansler a Democrat from Montgomery County,...
  • O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange

    O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange
    The Washington Post ran a story yesterday  from inside of the Maryland health care exchange detailing how top government leaders knew for over a year before it went live that the exchange had serious technical problems. And for Gov. Martin O'Malley and...
  • Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange [Editorial]

    Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange  [Editorial]
    The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
  • Wizards owner Leonsis explains Verizon Center roof leak

    NBA Wizards owner Leonsis explains arena roof leak Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis wasn't in attendance Saturday at Verizon Center for his team's fourth straight home loss, but he did address roof leaks that contributed to two delays totaling 57...
  • 2 workers hurt in College Park dorm fire

    2 workers hurt in College Park dorm fire
    Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries...