| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends.
Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:22 AM
If you are of delicate sensibilities, you do not want to be in the newsroom of a daily newspaper on deadline, because the swearing then and there is heartfelt, vocal, and repetitious.* But journalists have a complicated relationship with bad words,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The new link between meat consumption and heart disease, discovered by Dr. Stanley Hazen of the Cleveland Clinic, is just the latest evidence linking meat consumption to killer diseases that cripple, then kill, 1.3 million Americans annually. Dr. Hazen'...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibition opening at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College on Monday, April 22, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:35 PM
The Rev. James Ashton Devereux, a Jesuit priest who served as provincial of Maryland Province, died of Parkinson's disease Dec. 19 at Manresa Hall in Merion Station, Pa. He was 83.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph's...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Many articles in The Baltimore Sun's 175-year history have entertained me, enlarged my view of the world and forced me to reconsider my instincts or feelings. But one article struck me more than any other. It was about Wes Moore. And it had nothing to...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:15 AM
The number of Americans considered obese is expected to rise from the current 34 percent to 42 percent by the year 2030, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and discussed at Monday's "Weight of the Nation"...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:15 AM
The Rev. James W. Dale suggests that "The harder way, I believe, is the way of continuing to demand that both sides must come to the table if there is ever to be a lasting peace with justice" ("Choosing to stay engaged," May 4). This in contrast to...
| May 13, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Almost 500 Emory University faculty and students have expressed their dismay that their commencement speaker on Monday does not toe the ideological line when it comes to evolutionary biology. Yes — gasp — the renowned Johns Hopkins...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Mitt Romney wants to open up more federal lands and waters to drilling for oil and natural gas. His party is pushing, in the name of freedom and economic opportunity, to roll back a variety of environmental protections. Republicans, including U.S. Sen....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:47 AM
One of my recent posts on the unreliability of Wikipedia caught the eye of Edward Buckner, a medievalist, who shared with me a paper he has written about deficiencies in an Oxford University study of the reliability of Wikipedia.
You may be aware of a...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Even before the 2012 London Olympics held its closing ceremonies last night, organizers and politicians were already looking ahead to the next round of bidding to host the games. Toronto is examining whether to throw its hat into the ring for the 2024...