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  • Why Google robots r dum

    Why Google robots r dum
    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,...
  • BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'

    BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'
    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...
  • West Friendship: WF Elementary decks the halls with sing-a-long Dec. 23

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Lovely Berlin ought to be in pictures

    Berlin is such a picture-perfect small town, it belongs in a movie. And it was - twice. Berlin played the part of rural Hale in the 1999 film Runaway Bride, and a few years later it provided a setting for the movie Tuck Everlasting. Today until Sunday,...
  • An enticing mix of shopping and history

    While many people conjure up images of quilts and Amish buggies when they think of Lancaster County, Pa., the city of Lancaster offers an alternative to those stereotypes with its eclectic shops, museums and restaurants. Both the city and county, named...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • After summer of flops, a season of quality?

    Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
  • Terrorist attacks bring out the good, the bad and the ugly in all of us

    "IT WAS THE best of times, it was the worst of times." Thus begins Charles Dickens' classic, A Tale of Two Cities. He could have been describing America since the horrible day of Sept. 11, 2001. Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers and...