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  • Back Story: Photos vividly brought Civil War home

    Back Story: Photos vividly brought Civil War home
    If Vietnam was the nation's first televised war, then the Civil War was the country's first photographed war, dramatically and vividly bringing into American homes the horrors and carnage their husbands, brothers and sons faced on the battlefield. In his...
  • What's next for Wes Moore?

    What's next for Wes Moore?
    What's next for Wes Moore? In recent months, the best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host has been attending political events, volunteering in Baltimore's schools, writing op-ed pieces on public policy and talking about government affairs on...
  • 'Terrordome' describes teaching at a West Baltimore high school

    'Terrordome' describes teaching at a West Baltimore high school
    During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery. She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view,...
  • Joppa teen publishes novel

    Joppa teen publishes novel
    Kacie Bawiec has been scribbling stories in notebooks since she was in the third grade. And just two weeks ago, the 15-year-old teenager published her first novel, "Silver Dagger." The fantasy manuscript, which Kacie wrote when she was in the eighth...
  • Elkridge teenager publishes young adult fantasy novel

    Elkridge teenager publishes young adult fantasy novel
    Snapping her own picture for the author's portrait on the young adult fantasy novel "Cursed with Power," Lindsey Sablowski didn't notice the way half of her youthful face was brightly illuminated while the other half was deep in shadow. But Sigmund Freud...
  • 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series coming as ebooks -- finally

    'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series coming as ebooks -- finally
    It's been a long time comin', but the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books by University of Maryland alum Jeff Kinney are finally being released as ebooks. The first six books in the wildy popular series about meek middle schooler Greg Heffley will be...
  • Columbia couple write children's book about food allergies

    Columbia couple write children's book about food allergies
    Jack Wethington, now 7, was 18 months old when he had his first serious allergic reaction. At a play group, he sipped from another child's cup, which contained milk. "Within minutes, his throat was closing, he was turning red, he was gasping," recalled...
  • Romance mingles with social issues through Suzie Carr's novels

    Romance mingles with social issues through Suzie Carr's novels
    For romance writer Suzie Carr, inspiration comes from everyday life. Through her lesbian romance novels, she tackles topics such as adultery, temptation, bullying and coming of age. She says she hopes those themes resonate with her readers and bring...
  • Walter Mosley resurrects his famous private eye, Easy Rawlins, in newest book

    Walter Mosley resurrects his famous private eye, Easy Rawlins, in newest book
    Sherlock Holmes un-kicked the bucket way back in 1894. More than a century later, even though Harry Potter ends up on the wrong side of a killing curse, he un-bites the dust. In "Game of Thrones," Beric Dondarrion has un-bought the farm at least six...
  • Stealing from yourself

    Yesterday, writing at Poynter.org, Roy Peter Clark suggested that our current attitudes about plagiarism have conflated relatively minor or innocuous literary borrowings with serious thefts. One of the points he identified was the clamor about self-...
  • Old-school crab recipes

    Old-school crab recipes
    For many Marylanders, there is no more perfect meal than a pile of steamed crabs or a well-made crab cake (light on filler, please). These straightforward crab preparations are everywhere: on restaurant menus and backyard tables, especially in the...
  • Buy it: Reading skills books

    Buy it: Reading skills books
    Veteran Baltimore County teacher Helen Zeitzoff may have retired from her day job, but these days she keeps busy writing books that help elementary-school teachers enhance their students’ reading skills. Upon her retirement, Zeitzoff, who taught...