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  • Is John Roberts a Kenya-born socialist, too?

    Is John Roberts a Kenya-born socialist, too?
    Word had barely come down that the Supreme Court majority was upholding the Affordable Care Act when incensed conservatives began printing up "Impeach Jon Roberts" t-shirts and a hacker had altered the chief justice's title on his Wikipedia page to "Chief...
  • Walters explores work of Caton heir who lived fast, died young

    Walters explores work of Caton heir who lived fast, died young
    The handsome young man sitting in the pink parlor chair radiates restlessness, a disdain for social conventions and undeniable self-satisfaction. The impatience in Richard Caton Woodville's "Self-Portrait with Flowered Wallpaper" can be detected in...
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
  • Perry Hall High School prepares to celebrate first 50 years

    Perry Hall High School prepares to celebrate first 50 years
    At age 50, she's still big and beautiful. Beginning this year, Perry Hall High School will mark a half-century of existence with celebratory events stretching 14 months. "It's going to be a party," Principal George Roberts said. The scope of the...
  • Take a pill

    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.* Lord...
  • Balto. Co. school librarians skeptical of changes

    Balto. Co. school librarians skeptical of changes
    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...
  • Baltimore guitarist brings lessons into school classrooms

    Baltimore guitarist brings lessons into school classrooms
    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...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 309: 'The Suicide King'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 309: 'The Suicide King'
    And we're back! After a two month break for the holidays and football playoffs, AMC's The Walking Dead returned to the airwaves Sunday night with a fairly strong effort to kick off the final eight episodes of season three. Sunday night's episode, The...
  • Little-known disease gastroparesis affects millions [Senior Circles]

    In November 2012, while putting together a Share Your Blessings listing, I talked to a woman who runs a nonprofit that helps teen mothers. I learned that she had been ill for a year with gastroparesis. She said it took a while to diagnose. I had never...
  • The future may hold space porn over free Wi-Fi

    The future may hold space porn over free Wi-Fi
    Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-...
  • December 26 - January 1 in nightlife: New Year's Eve, The Roots, Matisyahu

    December 26 - January 1 in nightlife: New Year's Eve, The Roots, Matisyahu
    Ah, it's finally here - December 31. Yes, the end of the year, but also that special night when Baltimore bars stay open all night long thanks to a wonderful, archaic state law. Later this week we'll put together a list of all (ok, most) of the bars...
  • Dog's fur to make puppy pajamas

    Being a dog person, I'm not much on using the expression "cat's fur to make kitten britches" when I want to be dismissive of someone's question. I've long been fascinated by the concept, though. My interest in the subject was renewed over the holidays...