| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:50 AM
'Tis the season: the season of lights and decorations, the season of too much food, too much drink, too much hustle bustle, too much, too much.
'Tis also the season of giving: giving donations and time to favorite charities, giving gifts to family,...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:16 AM
When Howard County firefighters Barry Griffin and Kevin Weisenborn aren't out fighting fires, they're most likely in the firehouse kitchen, organizing menus and creating new dishes. At each of their respective stations — Weisenborn is at Station...
| 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...
| 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...