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  • Splendors and Glooms latest from local Newbery winner

    Splendors and Glooms latest from local Newbery winner
    Editing duties in back-to-back tragedies -- a deadly train derailment and a school shooting -- have kept me from regular postings, but I did want to note a promising new book by local author Laura Amy Schlitz. Today, Candlewick Press releases "Splendors...
  • Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright - Not a bad night on Centre Street for celebrity watching

    Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright - Not a bad night on Centre Street for celebrity watching
    It was Baltimore steaming hot even after the sun set, and I didn't get to see the big street protest scene that I came to see filmed for "House of Cards." But after two hours Wednesday night of standing around on Centre Street with about 40 others,...
  • A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

    A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore
    It was a quiet night for a revolution. People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
  • Yes on Questions 1 and 2

    The general public has never been especially fond of lawyers or judges. When Gallup polls Americans asking what professions they view favorably and which they view negatively, the lawyers get a thumbs down every time — although, on the bright side,...
  • Harford Christian presents 'David Copperfield'

    A new production of Charles Dickens' masterpiece of tragicomedy, "David Copperfield," will be presented at Harford Christian School on Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. An encore Dessert Theater presentation of the drama is set for the next day, Saturday, May 19,...
  • Newbery winner Laura Amy Schlitz publishes her magnum opus

    Newbery winner Laura Amy Schlitz publishes her magnum opus
    The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free. The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
  • Living large, in a studio apartment

    Living large, in a studio apartment
    "You must be rich." A grandfather who asked where I lived told me this, straight out. We were at the B&O Railroad Museum playground in Baltimore with our preschoolers, mine a grandnephew. I had unwisely confessed to living in Manhattan. After leaving...
  • In a word: sobriquet

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: SOBRIQUET Adam started us in the naming...
  • 'A Christmas Carol' ends Palmer's 32-year run at Stevens Forest

    'A Christmas Carol' ends Palmer's 32-year run at Stevens Forest
    For 32 years, Barry Palmer has directed the musical at Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia. Now, the curtain is closing on the physical education teacher's career — he plans to retire at the end of the school year — and Palmer...
  • A Cerberus Carol?

    A Cerberus Carol?
    Paging Mr. Fezziwig. One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
  • Toby's of Columbia's 'A Christmas Carol' is rich with holiday cheer

    A favorite holiday tradition has come to Toby's Dinner Theater of Columbia for the first time in a musical production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Toby's has chosen the version by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, known for his work in...