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The lineup for the 10th annual CityLit Festival is set, so Baltimore-area book lovers should mark April 13 on calendars. The event, held at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, offers a full day of author readings, panel discussions and...
Students participating the Howard County Library System's HiTech digital media lab have created “Escape From Detention,” a game for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. As of this week, the game had been downloaded more than 3,700 times,...
A new space at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library is giving teens the opportunity to experiment with the latest digital technology. And the HiTech digital learning lab has developed a following, with some students coming every afternoon,...
Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific...
If you're a regular attendee at the author appearances at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you've seen a fair share of geniuses. Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu -- who today received "genius" grants from the MacArthur Foundation -- have appeared in recent...
A phone ringing at 5:30 a.m. can rattle anyone, even a professor immersed in the universe's mysterious dark energy. Adam Riess, an astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University, learned in an early morning call from Stockholm Tuesday that he was one...
Adrienne Rich, one of the country's most honored and influential poets, whose finely tuned verse explored her identity as a feminist, a lesbian and an agent for political change, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82. She died of...
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Now that the holidays are over, the winter doldrums will be upon us. There's a way to fight them by planning to attend some of the local events coming up. St. Michael's Catholic Church's Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a pasta...
The Howard County Library System has received a $100,000 federal grant to launch a new digital learning initiative, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Monday, Nov. 21. The new initiative, iTech, is geared toward elevating science, technology,...
Portland Press Herald, MaineThe classical music experiment at Space Gallery in Portland continues as the downtown gallery and nightclub hosts a Portland Chamber Music Festival concert on May 23. But first, the Mexican cantina El Rayo will host a "Feed the Arts" benefit this...
Tulsa WorldChoreographer Bill T. Jones' work spans four decades, from the first duet he and his late partner Arnie Zane created in 1973. In that time, Jones has gained fame as one of this country's most innovative creators of dance, whose works take on highly...
Tags: Music Industry, Music, Tony Awards, AIDS, Entertainment Events
Boy, Trib Nation had a few things to say about DePaul Professor Rachel Shteir's Sunday Book Review article on Chicago, drawn from three books written by people from here, and which appeared this week in The New York Times. She reviewed "Golden," by...
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