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  • Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative

    Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative
    Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees. Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
  • Maryland's Katie Schwarzmann wins second straight Tewaaraton Award

    Maryland's Katie Schwarzmann wins second straight Tewaaraton Award
    Katie Schwarzmann became the fourth two-time winner of the Tewaaraton Award Thursday. The Maryland senior midfielder and Cornell's Rob Pannell were honored as the top players in collegiate lacrosse Thursday night at the 13th-annual award ceremony at...
  • Terps' Schwarzmann among many locals nominated for Tewaaraton

    Terps' Schwarzmann among many locals nominated for Tewaaraton
    The Tewaaraton Foundation today announced the Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, including 2012 winners Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland) and Peter Baum (Colgate). Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which 10 finalists...
  • Civil War Anniversary Commemorated at Harford Libraries

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War, Harford County Public Library is hosting Civil War 150, a series of events including visits from bestselling authors of books about the Civil War, book discussion...
  • Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling

    Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling
    Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
  • Smithsonian Institution to temporarily close some art galleries

    Smithsonian Institution to temporarily close some art galleries
    Because of budget cuts mandated by the federal sequestration, the Smithsonian Institution will begin closing galleries in some art museums to the public. Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough said Tuesday in a news release that the temporary closings would...
  • Carol G. Hjortsberg, educator

    Carol G. Hjortsberg, educator
    Carol G. Hjortsberg, former head of Grace Episcopal Day School and author of a history of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, died March 27 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 69. "Carol was very...
  • NPR report sparks debate on 'killer kitties'

    NPR report sparks debate on 'killer kitties'
    Sharpen your claws, cat owners: NPR caused a bit of a catfight this week with its story on killer kitties, which wasn’t about about lions and tigers. No one is surprised that bird lovers and outside cat owners are often at odds -- the debate crops...
  • Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery

    Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery
    Ephrem Kouakou prefers to work while the world sleeps. The artist says that in the dead of night, absent the sound of any human voice or music, he can best hear the "spirits" talking. He says he's been hearing the spirits steer his brush since he...
  • Former Hopkins star Cowan selected for Tewaaraton Legends Award

    Former Hopkins star Cowan selected for Tewaaraton Legends Award
    The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Johns Hopkins lacrosse star and U.S. Lacrosse National Hall of Famer Joe Cowan as the recipient of the third annual Tewaaraton Legends Award. "Joe Cowan is a natural selection for the third Tewaaraton Legends...
  • Baltimore storyteller Jon Spelman makes debut performance of 'Prostate Dialogues'

    Baltimore storyteller Jon Spelman makes debut performance of 'Prostate Dialogues'
    After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick." Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...
  • Richard D. Pickens

    Richard D. Pickens
    Richard D. Pickens, owner of a Crofton interior design firm who lived in Union Square, where he served as president of the Friends of the H.L. Mencken House, died Tuesday of stomach cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 50. "I was dumbfounded...