| May 25, 2014
| 2:33 AM
By the time D. Watkins was in his early 20s, he had filled a shoe box with obituaries.
Kids he had grown up with in East Baltimore. Classmates, neighbors, guys from the corners. His uncle.
And, eventually, his older brother.
The brief paragraphs and...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The debut novel of a 30-year-old author born in the Baltimore area and now living in Owings Mills is landing higher and higher on Amazon.com's list of top-selling new releases in gay paperback fiction.
Jeremy Scott Blaustein attended the Carver Center...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Carl Powell was a high school junior in the Pittsburgh area when his father had a stroke in 1977.
"That scared the hell out of me," Powell said. "I saw what effect of not being healthy could do. He was 40 and he never walked again."
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:55 AM
It's June in Delta, Pa., time for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad to return to the Old Line Museum at 602 Main St. for its yearly visit each Sunday of the month.
What began, on a single Sunday, as a very limited display of photos and...
| Apr 27, 2014
A few months after adopting a kitten, David Grimm and his fiancee huddled late one evening in the waiting room of a Towson emergency vet.
Jasper, their normally rambunctious gray-and-white kitten, was suffering from acute kidney failure. Although the...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Timonium resident and poet Ann Kolakowski says that what she discovered when her grandmother turned 99 has haunted her to this day. Now, nearly 12 years later, she has published a book of poetry about that discovery.
"When my brothers and I were...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:24 PM
For Colm Toibin, the world is full of echoes — ancient stories from different traditions that speak of parents, children and the divine.
He sensed the reverberations every time he thought of his childhood in County Wexford, Ireland, where he was...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Glancing out the windows of Sujata Massey's house on an early spring day, you could be on a quiet street anywhere, in Japan, or India, or Minneapolis, Minn.
Massey shares a bond with all of those places, but her heart and home are in the Roland Park...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Random House will soon be expanding its Westminster operations, which will lead to a "significant number of new jobs" being added, according to a Carroll County news release.
The 1.2 million square-foot operations center will be receiving a multi-year...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:20 AM
A 1999 C. Milton Wright High School graduate, Lindsay Clendaniel (formerly Dillinger) recently published her first cookbook, "Scoop Adventures - The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States."
Clendaniel, who is a pediatric psychologist by day, spends her off-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:32 AM
When the economy "returns" in 2034, it's my hope as an alumnus of Towson University Class of 1972 that it will establish a Towson University Press book publishing arm that will give the university a larger presence across the United States, as well as a...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Word from Hollywood is that former Baltimore Sun and Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel, "Dirty White Boys," will be the next project for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the pair behind HBO's hugely successful "Game of Thrones."...