| Jul 7, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Suelyn Rivera, who lives in Westminster, knows the transformative power of reading to children. As a media specialist at Carrolltowne Elementary School in Sykesville, her job is to order books for the school library, work with teachers, read aloud to...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Cleaning out the house that my parents called their own for 57 years is, initially, an exercise in futility and heartbreak. You walk a guilt-strewn tightrope. Should we keep this or that certain artifact left behind following Dad's death in March? Or is...
| Jun 17, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Library's Summer Reading Club launches Monday, offering programs for kids of all ages.
The club is free and features the opportunity to win prizes. Library officials say reading four to five books during the summer can help...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:34 PM
On the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, historians are revisiting the three-day event that was a turning point in the Civil War -- and publishers have released a slew of new books. For my money, there's still no better book than "The...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage").
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
More than a decade ago, I ordered a book from a publisher specializing in technical books. I then received notice that my credit card information, along with hundreds of others, had been compromised by an Internet hacker who had penetrated the publisher's...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:51 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Liberal media bias.
So incessant is this complaint from conservatives that the three words string together as one, like Holy Roman Empire. But like the old saw about that infamous regime being neither holy nor Roman nor an empire, liberal media bias...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The Historical Society of Carroll County will mark its annual celebration of the founding of Carroll County Saturday, Jan. 19, with a presentation on the letters and documents which shed additional light on the divided loyalties of the Shriver family...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:52 PM
For all of his wit, charm and success, a little bit of the boy who once was nicknamed "Fat Albert' still clings to "Today" show weatherman and feature anchor Al Roker.
It's there in the excess 140 pounds that once draped Roker's frame. It's in his...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Dan Brown, who is know for mixing science, religion and history into his thrillers, announced today that his latest book will focus on "The Inferno," by Dante Alighieri.
Brown's latest blockbuster-to-be, "Inferno," follows "The Lost Symbol" and "The...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Among the things produced by post-World War II consumer-driven culture was artist Roy Lichtenstein, who loved to chronicle its commercial products and other pop cultural attributes. The National Gallery of Art's big and cheerful Lichtenstein retrospective...