| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Kevin Anderson has taken his share of criticism since coming from Army to Maryland 27 months ago.
The athletic director got off to a rocky start with Maryland fans – and many in the local media – for the clumsy way he handled the firing of...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Towson coach Rob Ambrose was having a conversation with his agent this spring and asked if he knew anyone interested in joining his staff to work with the defensive line.
Ambrose's agent, Dennis Cordell, mentioned a very familiar name — former...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:23 PM
The phone and cable companies are always touting their bundles of technology wonders, from lightning fast Internet to hundreds of movies downloadable in seconds.
Selling Leah Allen as the top softball package in the county is a much easier task.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:50 AM
It is said that when it comes to exercise, you get out what you put in. And for some women in Howard County, 20 minutes on the treadmill simply doesn’t produce satisfactory returns.
For these women, a workout means attacking a giant tire with a...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Certainly victories are nice, and they're one way to measure the success of a high school sports program.
But sending kids on to college is another gauge, and using that barometer, Allen High School did quite well in the just-completed 2014-15 school...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
John G. Avildsen is best known for his uplifting films about underdogs such as the Oscar-winning 1976 "Rocky" and 1984's "The Karate Kid."
But his career didn't start out that way.
Long before he won the director Oscar for "Rocky," Avildsen received...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Dan Dowling of the Kansas City Star. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
You've probably heard of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass lamps. You may even be familiar with some of his more famous lamp styles, such as the Wisteria and the Dragonfly.
But you may not know those lamps were designed not by Tiffany, but by a woman...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:12 PM
At least one shot was fired Wednesday at Kent State University in Ohio, according to school officials.
[Update 10:15 p.m. PDT April 2: A suspect was apprehended off campus, according to an advisory on the university's website. Police say there is no...