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  • Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, Hopkins professor

    Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, Hopkins professor
    Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, former professor and chairman of the Johns Hopkins University mathematics department whose escape from Nazi-occupied France became the subject of a children's book, died April 24 of heart failure at his Guilford residence. He was 83....
  • New Dan Brown book tracks Dante's Inferno

    New Dan Brown book tracks Dante's Inferno
    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...
  • Romance mingles with social issues through Suzie Carr's novels

    Romance mingles with social issues through Suzie Carr's novels
    For romance writer Suzie Carr, inspiration comes from everyday life. Through her lesbian romance novels, she tackles topics such as adultery, temptation, bullying and coming of age. She says she hopes those themes resonate with her readers and bring...
  • Stealing from yourself

    Yesterday, writing at Poynter.org, Roy Peter Clark suggested that our current attitudes about plagiarism have conflated relatively minor or innocuous literary borrowings with serious thefts. One of the points he identified was the clamor about self-...
  • Buy it: Reading skills books

    Buy it: Reading skills books
    Veteran Baltimore County teacher Helen Zeitzoff may have retired from her day job, but these days she keeps busy writing books that help elementary-school teachers enhance their students’ reading skills. Upon her retirement, Zeitzoff, who taught...
  • Some scholarly journals charge author fees

    Some scholarly journals charge author fees
    A Denver-based scholarly librarian leveled plagiarism allegations against a Towson University professor after doing research for his watchdog blog and alerting university officials, journals and The Baltimore Sun. Towson is reviewing the work of legal...
  • Book review of 'The Three Count' by Jimmy Korderas

    Book review of 'The Three Count' by Jimmy Korderas
    Jimmy Korderas is a friend of mine, so I wanted to unequivocally love “The Three Count.” But unfortunately, in the end I’m left more with mixed emotions. My problem with the book, if you can call it that, is one of perspective. There are...
  • Tossing the junk, keeping the words

    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...
  • '50 Shades of Grey' equals $5,000 green for every Random House employee

    '50 Shades of Grey' equals $5,000 green for every Random House employee
    The dance floor was rocking and an elegant spread of crab cakes, shrimp, a chocolate fountain and an open bar kept spirits merry at Friday night's holiday party for employees at the Random House Distribution Center in Westminster. But the buffet at...
  • Baltimore County library's summer reading program kicks off

    Baltimore County library's summer reading program kicks off
    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...
  • The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon

    The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon
    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"). The...
  • Artist Michael Muller's dog is his muse

    Artist Michael Muller's dog is his muse
    The newspaper ad promised Boston Terrier puppies and there they were, gamboling about an Annapolis breeder's kitchen, five or six of them, squirmy, sweet and wild. Tom Boeke knew which one it would be after only a minute. The one that sashayed right...