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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...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Episode 3, Gaithersburg's Erin Willet joins Team Blake

    'The Voice' recap: Episode 3, Gaithersburg's Erin Willet joins Team Blake
    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...
  • 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,...
  • From Baltimore to Broadway to Hollywood

    Over the years, many noted actors, such as Mildred Natwick, Edward Everett Horton, Mildred Dunnock, Charley Chase, Francis X. Bushman, Anita Gillette and Josh Charles, have hailed from Baltimore, and their paths to stardom often began by treading the...
  • In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery

    In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery
    When one of Charles Dickens' characters said, "The law is an ass," he could easily have been referring to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that makes it practically impossible for the state to prosecute legislators for taking bribes —...
  • Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings

    Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings
    Baltimore County school leaders disregarded advice from state officials and forged ahead to overhaul the teaching of English, spending more than $5 million over the past few years to buy textbooks that mostly sit unused and to rewrite a curriculum that...
  • Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup

    Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup
    The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
  • Obama caved on air quality standards

    I couldn't agree more with Rena Steinzor's commentary on air pollution ("Breathing uneasily," Sept. 8). President Obama's decision to reject his own Environmental Protection Agency's recommendation to strengthen air quality standards for ozone is a bad...
  • Howard County's Women of Good Taste

    Howard County's Women of Good Taste
    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...
  • Dennis Hockman: Home ownership as an act of pride and community-building

    Dennis Hockman: Home ownership as an act of pride and community-building
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...