| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Some radio changes over the weekend...
Michael Eric Dyson has left his NPR show that's produced at Morgan State University, and the production will go off the air altogether at the end of the month.
For the next three weeks, guest hosts will fill in...
| Apr 9, 2012
One of Elizabeth Catlett's linotypes could horrify viewers by depicting the aftermath of a lynching, the rope around the victim's neck held taut by the murderers' boots. And in the next room, a statue by Catlett of a mother and child would flood viewers...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:03 AM
As we head into the new year, America's environmental movement is stalled. The topic of climate change is anathema to the Republican presidential candidates, and the incumbent is tepid on the subject at best. The U.S. stands alone among industrialized...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Welcome to the Year of the Meatball. I was going to predict it here first, but apparently other media have already predicted it. Still - meatballs. In other food items, a few restaurants around town are going on Janauary vacation. So civilized. Also, your...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:05 AM
There's a new game in town.
Or, actually, there's not.
But judging from the enthusiasm with which Gov.Martin O'Malley has embraced his latest catchphrase, you could see why someone might think so.
The governor doesn't want to play kick the can. Anyone...
| Oct 5, 2012
Sunday, Oct. 7
Capitol Steps The League of Women Voters of Howard County presents this comedy troupe that pokes fun at Democratic and Republican political figures and policies at 4 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:01 PM
The program at Goucher College's 121st commencement ceremony Friday listed speaker Ira Glass' main connection to the Towson college: His grandmother was a member of its Class of 1931. In the public radio host's remarks, he added that college President...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Henry Alford, author of 2012’s “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners,” will join the Howard County Library System for its Choose Civility symposium Oct. 11 at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:07 AM
Jeff Aug has moved so far in his career as a guitarist that he now lives in a town in southern Germany, but he's returning to the town where he grew up, Laurel, for a solo concert on Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m., at Montpelier Arts Center.
| Jun 1, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Reviews for "Snow White and the Huntsman," a dark and violent retelling of the fairy tale, are all over the map. This movie follows the recent release of a comic adaptation -- "Mirror, Mirror" with Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane -- and they couldn't be...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:27 AM
NPR sports commentator Frank Deford threw propriety to the wind Wednesday morning in favor of hometown pride and loyalty, admitting on air that he was rooting -- hard -- for the Orioles.
Deford, who grew up in North Baltimore, first explained that when...