| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Abe Bortz, the Social Security Administration's first historian and a voracious book collector and reviewer, died Tuesday of lymphoma at his home in Pikesville. He was 93.
Dr. Bortz grew up in Cincinnati, graduating from high school there in 1937 and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Stephen R. Krause, a software designer and inventor, died Friday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital from respiratory failure on his 76th birthday.
Mr. Krause was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. He was a 1955 graduate of Park...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:15 AM
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-...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A longtime Towson University professor has resigned his post as the head of the city school system's ethics panel amid allegations that his published academic articles contain content from dozens of sources without proper — or in some cases any...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:17 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:33 AM
J.K. Rowling's first book aimed at adults will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and will be released Sept. 27, her British publisher announced today.
Of course, Rowling's Harry Potter series appealed to kids and adults alike, so she comes with a ready-...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:06 AM
There are already tens of millions of e-book lovers, and their ranks are sure to be boosted by the latest iPad — along with improved Kindles, Nooks and their rivals.
My sister, the retired fourth-grade teacher, has finally succumbed; Dorothy...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Baltimore Jewish Times, whose parent company's assets were ordered liquidated by a bankruptcy judge Friday, will be in mailboxes and on newsstands at the end of next week, the newspaper's publisher said Saturday.
But unless a new owner takes over the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Publisher Abrams has announced that the latest edition in the fabulously popular Wimpy Kid franchise will be published Nov. 13.
"Love is in the Air," is number seven in the series that features the travails of middle-schooler Greg Heffley. They're...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Roger Miller and Jeffrey A. Wolk make photography sound easy. These seasoned shooters, who have nearly a century of experience between them, share some simple instructions: Relax, enjoy the scenery, focus and keep taking pictures.
"The most important...