| May 8, 2012
| 8:57 AM
If you believe the U.S. News and World Report rankings, no Maryland high school is good enough to be in the top 50 in the nation. The first 25 high schools are those where 100 percent of students take Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate...
| May 19, 2012
Gifted with a mother's second sight, Catherine Johnson knew her daughter Jacqueline Green better than the child knew herself.
In 2004, the eighth-grader insisted she had absolutely zero desire to study dance. "Oh, Mom," she said, rolling her eyes. "Why...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 1:22 PM
From Michael Cross-Barnet: Show of hands, please: How many of you progressive-minded parents out there think it’s OK to force a child to take music lessons against his or her will?
I’m guessing not too many. Maybe 10 or 15 percent?
| May 30, 2012
I suggest that my fellow Baltimore residents take off their gloves and defend our beloved city against the onslaught of unjust criticism by smug suburbanites. My family enjoys a lifestyle that could never be duplicated in the suburbs. While you enjoy your...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:24 PM
As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children.
In an evaluation of teachers' instruction,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Musicians have been tuning up and are ready to perform for you during a classical music season that heats up as the weather cools down. There's a lot going on, so you may want to make some musical notations of your own as you plan your cultural calendar....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 12:56 PM
It's noon, and Christian Siriano has already accomplished a lion's share of work on what he calls his "laundry list."
With his spring collection fashion show a little more than a week away, he started the day with a quick trip to his Manhattan boutique,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A recently released independent evaluation of two dozen Baltimore City schools conducted in 2011 suggests that even though the system has introduced important reforms in recent years, too many schools are still struggling to find effective ways to educate...
| Jan 22, 2011
Remember when a walk-in closet was considered a luxury item in a home? Now, what makes any fashion fan salivate is the idea of a closet room. Baltimore interior designer Amanda Austin says more and more homeowners are converting a room to a closet.
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:49 PM
When Josh Charles first appeared opposite Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" on CBS in 2009, you couldn't help but wonder if this was going to be a breakthrough role for him.
On Thursday, the one-time Baltimore School for the Arts student broke into...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 6:10 AM
Monday morning is not usually a great time. The phone rings non-stop. My own “to call” list is a mile long. This Monday, temperatures started to climb into the 90’s, so I had to water the garden more than usual before starting my day....
| Apr 21, 2011
| 9:23 PM
From Faidley's at Lexington Market to the Washington Monument, from Camden Yards to the Inner Harbor, a motorcade will ferry the body of William Donald Schaefer on a two-hour farewell trip Monday afternoon through the hometown that he loved and led....