| May 14, 2012
| 2:21 PM
The three students on Catonsville High School It's Academic team found themselves in a familiar position heading into the fifth and final round of the Super Bowl on May 12 in Washington.
Senior Chris Blair and juniors Adam Antoszewski and Abel Deneke...
| Aug 31, 2011
Attention all canines! Here's something to wag your tail about — Howard County Recreation and Parks's annual Pooch Pool Party at the Roger Carter Recreation Center, in Ellicott City, is set for Sept. 10. You can choose one of two sessions: 10 to 11:...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:10 PM
If you’re a history buff but don’t fancy walking up and down Ellicott City’s hills, take note of the new literary (and stationary) tour at Tea on the Tiber.
Now you can have a seat and a sweet in the charming teahouse while listening to...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:40 PM
A handwritten draft of one of Edgar Allan Poe's earliest poems and a letter to author Washington Irving are among a handful of items that will be part of an exhibit opening April 26 at a Richmond, Va., museum devoted to the writer.
"This is the kind of...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:21 PM
It's sunset, and I'm at the place to be in Granada: the breathtaking San Nicolas viewpoint overlooking the fortress of the Alhambra. Here, at the edge of the city's exotic Moorish quarter, lovers, widows and tourists jostle for the best view of the hill-...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:20 PM
When my last semester in college rolled around, I had finished all my requirements except for a science class. After quickly filling that with a general environmental science class, I embarked on a mission to find three classes with the perfect mix of...
| Apr 8, 2012
The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
Edited by Jenny Hartley
Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95
This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Old graveyards are eerie enough in the daylight, but this Halloween season, Altadena's Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery is ratcheting up the fear factor with a vengeful premature burial, a spectral beast from the edge of time and a nest of ghostly...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Lots of presidents and neighborhoods lend their names to schools in Los Angeles, but authors, not so much....
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite National Park is set for Dec. 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25. Dinner-only tickets are $425 per person....
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
2 shot in assault-weapon attack in Glassell Park...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...