| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:15 AM
If there's a downside to the joy of operating a 55,000-bulb holiday light display that's synchronized to popular Christmas music, it's the time it took to program the 30-minute extravaganza: 12 hours of coding for every minute of show, the equivalent of...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Billy Woodward is living his dream. He has performed in Japan, toured Memphis, and has recorded in Sun Studios, Elvis Presley's original recording studio.
For Woodward, Presley has always been a musical influence.
"I was immediately drawn to his raw...
| May 30, 2010
1. Enjoy the boardwalk The new 1.2-mile boardwalk had its grand opening on May 15 and is open to the public.
2. See butterflies This spring, Brookgreen Gardens opens a new Butterfly House, displaying dozens of species of butterflies native to the...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 8:22 AM
His hands have worked magic on some of the most famous manes in the world: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista. But Cuban-born Oribe Canales, 54, wants you to know that he's just an average Joe. He's frequented the same...
| Mar 12, 2011
Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch.
Even in a world...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:53 PM
The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:40 AM
When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 6:53 PM
The band members met for the first time just two hours ago, but they're already hard at work on a rock classic, and to be honest, it's not sounding half-bad.
A rhythm guitarist pounds out G and F chords. A bass player settles on a solid beat. A singer...
| May 28, 2009
| 4:22 PM
I admit my title for this fine Funtastic Thursday is completely misleading, but I wanted to lure in all those new people who commented on How to Butter Corn. This is actually a pretty accurate description of how I eat corn on......
| Mar 21, 2008
"The sun never sets on a legend. There will always be a TCB on the Lisa Marie. The United States of America has had 43 presidents, but only one King. May he always sing ... "
And with that, his usual sendoff, George Klein has finished another week of The...