| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:37 AM
The Laurel Museum is opening its doors this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone interested in bringing Laurel's history to one of the web's premier sites.
The event, called the Laurel History Edit-a-Thon, is sponsored by the Laurel...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I commend Professor George La Noue for his careful and comprehensive analysis of the recent judicial decision concerning Maryland's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27). I concur in his...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
For the sake of ideological balance — and for entertainment purposes — you have to hand it to Andy Harris. He's the lone Maryland Republican in Congress, an extreme conservative counterweight to the moderate-to-liberal Democrats who hold the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Mirrorball Madness is back, baby!
They waste no time going straight to the competitive routines after a brief welcome from Tom and Brooke following the opening number.
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
Brant describes himself as a "single...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:11 AM
"You're thoughtful and you're authentic and I have never seen you sneer at anyone or anything. There is, believe me, no one that you're not good enough for, and there is hardly anyone who's good enough for you, including, it turned out, me." -- Jim Harper...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:07 AM
"Our elections are the envy of the world. It's critically important that we not make any mistakes tonight. We all know why." --Charlie Skinner
"The Newsroom" returned from its Labor Day hiatus with the penultimate episode of Season Two, "Election Night...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Dan and Louise Runion of Clarksville may be humble antiques and art dealers working out of a bedroom-size cubicle in Frederick, but they're big in Poland.
Lately they've been featured in Polish newspapers, television and radio, and were welcomed by the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:38 PM
I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Only yesterday I posted about the hissy that Buzzfeed pitched over literally in the figurative sense. Today at Slate Simon Akam is railing against bridezilla and chillax and a handful of other contemporary constructions that he finds inelegant.*
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Baltimore County school librarians are worried about their next chapter.
New schools Superintendent Dallas Dance wants to eliminate from school system policy a written requirement that each school have a librarian and has shifted library science...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Chris Dunn called the class to order with a simple instruction:
"One, two, ready, strum."
A torrent of E minor chords — or close enough — from nearly a dozen guitars filled the room at the Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School...