| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:27 AM
There was Wendell Pierce last Sunday night, sitting at a bar, pounding down drink after drink and getting kind of emotional as he talked about how messed up things had gotten in his life.
Shades of Bunk Moreland, of “The Wire,” to be sure....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it.
Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:10 PM
ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack.
As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo.
When he enters...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
When we sweep aside all the rhetoric and public relations on both sides of the latest Israeli-Palestinian hostilities ("Israel has right to self-defense," July 14), what stands out plainly is how ridiculously one-sided the conflict is.
In its aerial...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Laurel officials remain concerned about the state of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club following an intensive special work session Thursday with the club’s current president.
The meeting, held at the Laurel Municipal Center, was called by the...
| Jul 12, 2014
The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them.
The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The 27th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts brings eclectic entertainment to Howard County from June 13 to 28. This year's edition also has a thematic title, "Bringing It Home," that calls attention to the festival's hometown status.
There are at least...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
From the first days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when I saw Ayman Mohyeldin and his NBC News crew under fire from police in Israel, I have been thinking how much we have come to take TV reporters for granted in places like the Middle East.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:35 PM
NBC News is sending correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to Gaza this weekend, it said in a statement Friday night.
"Ayman Mohyeldin has done extraordinary reporting throughout the escalation of the conflict in Gaza, filing 25+ reports over the past 17...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region.
Israel blamed Hamas and promised and delivered...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Most people are likely to associate a cappella singing with an old-fashioned barbershop quartet, but the concluding event at this year's Columbia Festival of the Arts uses unaccompanied voices in a different way.
Billed as the first professional country...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation they showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.
Initially that seemed where the reviews were...