| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Emeline S. Kroiz, a retired book editor whose career spanned nearly four decades, died Feb. 7 of heart failure at her home in Harper House in Cross Keys. She was 78.
The daughter of Carl Schick, a baker, and Emeline Schick, Emeline Schick was born and...
| Feb 21, 2014
Bad winter weather comes and goes, but the Aberdeen Room continues to receive donations of memorabilia from those who have saved important items in their desks, attics and basements.
Randy McDowell brought one of the 1992 centennial plates and a 1980...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Young buck. Buck wild. Make a buck. Buck the system. The buck stops here.
"Buck" stops here.
In his office at Morgan State University, MK Asante, the youngest professor ever to receive tenure at the school, is reflecting upon his teen years in the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Baltimore novelist Laura Lippman's husband, David Simon, once suggested that she write a novel based on the real-life disappearance of local gambling kingpin Julius "The Lord" Salsbury.
Naturally, she ignored him.
"David saw the story with a reporter'...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A new app from the publishers of "The Handy Answer Book for Kids" is a great resource for curious kids (and their parents, who — gasp — actually don’t know everything). Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:13 PM
When it comes to mealtime with baby, are the French onto something that we’re missing in the States?
Jenny Carenco’s “Bébé Gourmet: 100 French-Inspired Baby Food Recipes for Raising an Adventurous Eater” suggests that might be...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:20 AM
Dr. D. Bruce Foster's book, "This Way To Paradise," was released Dec. 9.
The book is the second novel featuring Dr. Alex Randolph, who is also the protagonist in Foster's first novel, "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," published in 2011.
Foster, a 1963 graduate...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:10 PM
When Latitia Carter and her then-12-year-old son sought temporary housing at Baltimore Outreach Services' emergency shelter in Federal Hill, she wasn't looking for a job — just a roof over her head while she rebounded from a rough spell that...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:32 PM
CBS News put correspondent Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan on leave Tuesday in the wake of an internal investigation that was critical of their flawed report on the attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya.
The Sept. 11, 2012 attack...