| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A new comic book based on pro wrestling is seeking funding via Kickstarter.
The project, entitled "Headlocked: The Last Territory," will be about a man (Mike Hartmann) trying to achieve his dream of becoming a pro wrestler.
I recently caught up with...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
It was a fantasyland created to celebrate innocent storybook tales, yet it was integrated nearly a decade before civil rights laws demanded it. That was the unusual mix of sweetness and humanity that could be found for decades at the Enchanted Forest in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Mark P. Becker, Bert J. Hash Jr., Robert "Bobby" Parker and Clark Turner have been announced as the Class of 2013 of the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame.
"We are very excited to add these distinguished alumni to our Hall of Fame," said Richard...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:29 AM
Unlike places such as Montana or Texas with their never-ending skies and wide-open plains, Maryland rewards those who stop and take a closer look. It's a state where views may be best appreciated at the level of an extravagantly petaled flower or detailed...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For poet Moira Egan, a few sleepless hours before dawn were no longer a chance to write in peace and solitude. There were too many of them during too many nights.
Her poetic personality was always "mood-swingy." But things were getting wild, and her...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Eric Alterman criticizes my recent commentary in The Sun on major media bias ("Liberal media bias is beyond doubt, March 18) because, he claims, I lacked "supporting evidence" in claiming his book, ""What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News,"...
| 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...
| 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
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...