| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Sep 6, 2012
The Young Professionals Network of Howard County, a program of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, renewed the annual sponsorship agreement with Lakeview Title Co., a firm based in Columbia. YPN also receives sponsorship from the Columbia Association,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:24 AM
I'm probably taking this show a little too seriously over here, but some presentation as to how the 24 acts are divided up into two groups would be nice, because the second week of the semi-finals is full of acts that could never compete with the ones...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Connoisseurs of nonsense will enjoy the latest example of fatuity at Wikipedia.* Philip Roth discovers that a Wikipedia entry on his novel The Human Stain says that the principal character is based on the late Anatole Broyard. This is not so, and Mr. Roth...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The storm that devastated much of Maryland on Friday, known as a "derecho", not the first of its kind to strike the state, but its impact was among the most severe and widespread.
Derechos are widespread storms in which multiple bands of strong storms...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Mar 9, 2013
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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:44 PM
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...
| 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.*
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:25 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
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...