| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
In one way or another, Manil Suri has spent his entire life charting what happens when polar opposites are brought together in unexpected and at times startling juxtapositions.
Suri, 53, is an acclaimed novelist, and a career mathematician who teaches...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Since you published my story "Memories of Pearl Harbor Day " - Mary Griffin Frese - on Dec. 7, it has really taken off.
I have received rave reviews, so much so that I added two more chapters and had it published by 52Novels. The story is now...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:47 PM
I was kidding when I said that Lance Armstrong ought to pay me back for wasting time and money on his book "It's Not About the Bike." But others who have taken offense at Armstrong's years of lies about using performance enhancing drugs have taken the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The math is daunting: More than 2,300 pages of prose winnowed down to 190, including photographs and the occasional blank sheet that signals chapter breaks.
Yet, that's exactly the challenge that author and historian Taylor Branch tackled when he...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Chris Hayes, an editor at large of The Nation and host of the talk show bearing his name on MSNBC, was raised in a working-class neighborhood but attended some of the most exclusive schools on the planet.
"I grew up in the Bronx," says the affable, 33-...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated by President Obama as defense secretary, his record is sure to be intensely scrutinized -- even more than it was when he was a senator. His past remarks on Israel and a gay man have already triggered some criticism....
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2013
Sherlock Holmes un-kicked the bucket way back in 1894. More than a century later, even though Harry Potter ends up on the wrong side of a killing curse, he un-bites the dust.
In "Game of Thrones," Beric Dondarrion has un-bought the farm at least six...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:39 AM
For many Marylanders, there is no more perfect meal than a pile of steamed crabs or a well-made crab cake (light on filler, please).
These straightforward crab preparations are everywhere: on restaurant menus and backyard tables, especially in the...
| May 30, 2013
A Maryland City man has published an adult fiction book that he is promoting himself and is now on the shelves of public libraries in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.
Ronald Gray's book, "My Call," is the first title published from Gray's...
| 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...
| 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...