| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 26, 2014
| 7:22 AM
The good news: Ezra isn’t A. The bad news: Ezra was still in a relationship with Aria for all of the wrong reasons.
Aria fights tears as she shares with the girls all of the details she uncovered about Ezra and his book. While the girls are...
| Mar 1, 2014
Misty Copeland didn't always have food to eat when she was growing up in the Los Angeles area. She and her six siblings competed for sleeping space on the floor of a room in a shabby motel. But just four years after 13-year-old Misty took her first ballet...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Thomas R. Foster Jr., a retired Baltimore City public schools deputy superintendent who co-wrote math textbooks, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Parkville resident was 82.
Born in Baltimore and raised...
| Mar 8, 2014
When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact.
"I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:02 AM
At his second budget hearing for fiscal year 2015 Monday night, County Executive Ken Ulman heard additional funding requests for projects ranging from a parking expansion for Howard Community College, new biking infrastructure throughout the county and...
| 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...