| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Sharpen your claws, cat owners: NPR caused a bit of a catfight this week with its story on killer kitties, which wasn’t about about lions and tigers.
No one is surprised that bird lovers and outside cat owners are often at odds -- the debate crops...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Stacey Chambers has always been on the move. As a child, her nickname was Go Go, because she rarely slowed down.
So it comes as little surprise that Chambers, 31, would wind up running a fashion boutique out of a bus.
Chambers runs Go Go's Retread...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The government in Britain recently did something interesting.
It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Beethoven is such a dominant figure in classical music history that the Hermitage Piano Trio's all-Beethoven program will be heard by an eager audience on Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
This second concert in...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Triffon G. Alatzas, who has served The Baltimore Sun as head of digital media and also led the sports and business departments, was named top editor of the 176-year-old news organization Wednesday.
As executive editor and a senior vice president of...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Eric Alterman criticizes my recent commentary in The Sun on major media bias ("Liberal media bias is beyond doubt, March 18) because, he claims, I lacked "supporting evidence" in claiming his book, ""What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News,"...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.
This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick."
Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 2:55 PM
With her 20th novel, "The Beginner's Goodbye," about to be released, Baltimore novelist Anne Tyler is already hard at work on her 21st — a "sprawling family saga that goes on and on and on" that she'll be writing backward, beginning with the ending....
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:22 PM
World-traveling Shallow Thought Wednesday guru John Lindner is back -- and smarter than ever, thanks to all the red meat in his diet. Here's John. LVIs there anything as sweet as vindication? (I’m presuming total world domination skews savory.) When...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Hard to keep up with all of the far-flung events in the Baltimore Beer Festival, but I might try to make it down to Max's Taphouse for tomorrow's Stillwater Artisinal Ales event. "Gypsy Brewer" Brian Strumke, who lives in, appropriately......