| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:35 AM
This is a special time for giving thanks and for sharing memories and blessings.
One of our "Senior Circles" readers, Tom Brzezinski, of Marriottsville, shared information on a special Thanksgiving eve service of Giving Thanks at First Evangelical...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces President John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University.
"Even now, it brings tears to your...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The recent articles about America of Nov. 22, 1963 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been wonderful; it was such an important time in American history. However, one very universal memory has been left out from the baby boomers just...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The American Opera Initiative, a worthy project launched last year by Washington National Opera, will be back this season with more premieres.
Three 20-minute operas on American subjects, including a work by the Baltimore team of composer Joshua...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion inside a one-story structure in a knot of warehouses in North Laurel. But don’t dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| May 23, 2013
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Barack Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Since "Nixon in China," the 1987 masterwork by John Adams that launched what some wag described as a new genre labeled "CNN Opera," contemporary events have been fairer game than ever for composers and librettists.
The list of newsy operas, which...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Fifty years later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains a galvanizing event, studied by serious scholars and conspiracy fringers with equal intensity.
People who were old enough in 1963 still remember everything about the news flash that...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In 1936, Clare Booth Luce surprised theatergoers with “The Women,” a snappy — and snapping — play about catty New York socialities and wannabes, performed by an all-female cast. Three decades later, Canadian playwright Michel...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:50 AM
I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Andy Griffith, one of the stars who put CBS on top of the TV world in the 1960s with an easy-going but culturally-packed sitcom that ran for eight seasons during that stormy decade in American life, died Tuesday at 86 at his North Carolina home in Roanoke...