| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Cal Ripken Jr., the Hall of Fame former Orioles shortstop, is right up there with President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Jerry Lewis and Bill Clinton on a list of those being considered for the first postage stamp to honor a...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:43 AM
I make an effort not to swear in the presence of older ladies, minor children, and evangelical clergy. I reviewed Jesse Sheidlower's The F Word without using English's most versatile verb/noun/adjective/adverb/interjection. But over the past week I...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Apple begins its announcement of the long-awaited and expected iPhone 5 at 1 pm Eastern. We can also expect updates to its line of iPods, and possibly even an iTunes makeover. Below are the highlights from the event, as brought to you by the Internet...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Just when you thought Apple had done enough damage to your wallet, the maker of the hit iPhone and iPad mobile devices may soon be releasing what I'm gonna call a "tweener" -- a mini iPad that's smaller than the original one, but bigger than the new...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Conceived during World War II, we 690-plus, mainly blue-collar teenagers commenced in 1962. From Parkville High in Baltimore County, we leaped into careers, college, marriage and the military with an enthusiasm our parents, who tended to be housewives...
| Sep 9, 2012
For more than two decades, Chris Warner's business has taken him into a death zone 26,240 feet above sea level, where oxygen is thin, the weather is cruel and a single stumble can be fatal. A certified alpine guide, Warner has led nearly 200 international...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers -- again -- and whether Mitt Romneywill let him.
In 2008, Mr. Obama won the youth vote by better than a 2-1 margin, 66 percent to 32 percent. Even more...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The great news for Baltimore and Maryland is that the University of Maryland Baltimore County's president, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, was named to Time's annual Top 100 influential people today.
Another person on the list: Walter Isaacson, known...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:03 PM
The Time 100 Most Influential People in the World is, by and large, a grab-bag of politicos, entertainers and technology entrepreneurs. But it also gives a nod to the publishing world. Among the Time 100 are:
-- E.L. James, the pseudonymous author who...
| May 1, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Starting today, users of the world's biggest social network will be able to declare their status as an organ donor -- just as easily as declaring their likes and relationship status -- in a move that could have a big impact in the organ transplant field....
| Mar 16, 2010
Interesting, these times we live in -- the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore reports a 20 percent increase in visitors through its doors, while Steve Jobs and Apple prepare to roll out the iPad, the computer tablet that allows you to download a book...
| Nov 2, 2001
Have you ever had one of those days when everything that can go wrong does? In Fox's new drama "24," Kiefer Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer, tries to survive 24 demanding hours, to put it mildly. Each episode of the show is an hour of real time, so...