| 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 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street seems to be getting the hang of stormy opening nights. But even Director Larry Simmons couldn't design as fitting an aura for the first showing of John Van Bruten's classic romantic comedy, "Bell, Book, and Candle,...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
After 20 years as a Mount Washingtonian, Linda Noll felt like she still didn't really know her community and its past as well as she would like.
Now, Noll is promoting her new book for Arcadia Publishing, "Around Mount Washington," part of Arcadia's...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:10 PM
When Latitia Carter and her then-12-year-old son sought temporary housing at Baltimore Outreach Services' emergency shelter in Federal Hill, she wasn't looking for a job — just a roof over her head while she rebounded from a rough spell that...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:19 PM
It is a long way from Lubbock, Texas, to Baltimore's Reservoir Hill, but Kelly Dale Terrill was up for the change.
"I wanted to do something different, and I liked the Mid-Atlantic," said Terrill, 32. "So I got a job at the University of Maryland as a...
| Jul 27, 2013
It's fair to say that very few novels that devote 496 pages to such weighty themes as race in America ever crack The New York Times best-seller list.
But sure enough, there on the June 2 list for hardcover fiction was Columbia resident Chimamanda...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:39 AM
One week after boosting its broadcasting holdings with the announcement of a deal to purchase 19 television stations, Tribune Co. said Wednesday morning it intends to spin off its publishing business into a separate company.
The move would separate...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
For Baltimore author Jen Michalski, 2013 is shaping up to be the Year of the Book Party.
In a nine-month period, the 41-year-old freelance medical copywriter is having three works of fiction in different genres come out with three small, independent...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:27 AM
In a post at Pub Talk: Interviews With Literati, Jonathan Galassi of Farrar, Straus and Giroux says of editing: "Editing is something you learn by doing. It’s basically common sense, I think. You watch what your elders do and try it yourself. The...