| Aug 25, 2012
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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Another week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice,” and another two hours to boil down into a single blog post. A nice change of pace this week for the audience: Instead of clipped montages of contestants who didn’t make the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:53 AM
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,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:48 AM
A decade ago, it was wildly popular for real estate experts, elected government officials and professional opinionists to claim that homeownership was patriotic. Today, post-housing bubble, claims that renting a place to live is the smarter value have...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Working with food isn't a job for sissies. One must be innovative, artistic, competitive, patient, flexible and competent. The hours are long and the competition stiff. Sacrifice? Required. Taking risks? Also required. How does one succeed against such...
| May 14, 2012
| 11:53 AM
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,...
| Dec 15, 2011
Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile.
He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...
| Dec 19, 2011
Deck the halls with boughs of holly. That's the resounding chorus which will be heard throughout West Friendship when the students and staff of West Friendship Elementary top off the holiday season with an all school sing-a-long Friday, Dec. 23 at 2:45 p....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Today's Google doodle honors Charles Dickens on his birthday. On the letters, you can see characters such as Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol" (one of my favorite works, in all forms, including the movie Scrooged and the Mr. Magoo cartoon). I always...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:59 AM
I generally like Google's search engine. Its doodles, including yesterday's noting Charles Dickens' birthday, are clever. And it corrects my sometimes aberrant spelling, in the most polite way.
But Google sure can be frustrating sometimes. Like ysterday,...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 5:56 AM
It's time to kindle our Christmas spirits by catching a performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" — a classic that first appeared in 1843 and is now a perennial theater favorite each holiday season.
Pasadena Theatre Company is renewing...