| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:58 PM
You are in for some laughs if you attend the opening of "Bell, Book and Candle" Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Mill Playhouse at 508 Main St.
Directed by Larry Simmons and produced by Maureen Rogers, this romantic comedy is about a genuine...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library.
Within hours, though, many...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The days after the mass shooting in Washington last month, and again after shots were fired outside the Capitol last week, I encountered snarled traffic and a prominently placed police car while dropping my kids off at school. A good quarter of those...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The Baltimore Sun
Malcolm Gladwell, the engaging writer who finds connections in the happenstance that help explain our world, started this discussion with an article he wrote for New Yorker magazine way back in October of 2009, titled "Offensive Play."...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He was 66. His...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Robbi Behr, 37, and Matthew Swanson, 38, specialize in what they call "odd, commercially nonviable picture books for adults."
The married couple quit their office jobs seven years ago to operate Idiots'books, a small, indie publishing house based out of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It's getting a bit crowded in the Ducketts Lane Elementary School media center.
In addition to about two dozen fifth-graders from the school assembled before a projection screen, media specialist Matthew Winner has invited about two dozen cyberspace...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ronald S. Coddington, an author and editor, has spent nearly four decades collecting Civil War-era images — especially cartes de visite, his favorite.
Out of a collection of 2,500 images he has assembled, 1,500 are cartes de visite, with the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The Aberdeen Room has been very fortunate to have donations relating to the many facets of Aberdeen life since its founding. Many come from the local community, and some come from surrounding counties of Maryland and from all over the United States....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:16 AM
When Howard County firefighters Barry Griffin and Kevin Weisenborn aren't out fighting fires, they're most likely in the firehouse kitchen, organizing menus and creating new dishes. At each of their respective stations — Weisenborn is at Station...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Sujata Massey opened the door of her refrigerator and pulled out a curry made from pink potatoes and zucchini. It was the best way she could think of to demonstrate what's going on inside her head when she sits down to write a novel.
"I'm an odd person,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Charles Sower intended to drum up support for the formation of a new county between Baltimore and Frederick counties when he began publishing Carroll County's first newspaper in 1813.
While Carroll County was not formed until 17 years after Sower's...