| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:46 AM
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:
Adam started us in the naming...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:50 PM
I am a singer and a rabbi, and I would rather sing to you right now, because you have probably read too many words, heard too much raw speech, about Israel and Gaza. It would be better to soothe and distract. But I feel compelled to find words. Just...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The flowers left in condolence are a kind but painful reminder that De'ontae Smith is gone, as is the funeral program his mother carries around to remember the boy stabbed to death downtown just hours after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade....
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:46 AM
The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible."
I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Mary Louise Bennett, a longtime Anne Arundel County educator who was a founding member of the Chesapeake Academy, died Sunday from complications of an infection at Genesis Health Care Facility in Severna Park, where she had lived for the past three years....
| May 10, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All head honcho Tyler, the Creator has reason to celebrate: Today is May 10, better known to him and the increasingly rabid OF fanbase (e.g. Sonar had to move next Thursday's OF show to its main room) as the release date...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
- SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour.
- Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days!
| Apr 21, 2011
| 11:36 AM
When Crack the Sky guitarist Rick Witkowski recalls the first time the band played Baltimore, his enthusiasm is palpable — as if the show happened just last night and not in the mid-1970s.
"We walked into the club and got a standing ovation...
| May 8, 2011
Today is Mother's Day, and millions of kids across the country will spend time celebrating that irreplaceable figure in their lives. Many of these mothers, despite surmounting challenges, manage to support and serve as the backbone of their families....
| Mar 10, 2012
| 7:28 AM
We've been hearing a lot about marriage lately from celibate clergy and other experts, so I thought that a layman's prspective might be of interest.
Much of the talk keeps returning to procreation as the fundamental component of marriage, presumably...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:28 AM
•••• Microsoft will not be announcing a new Xbox console at E3 this summer or "anytime soon." I suppose it makes sense to wait it out until they’ve replaced literally every console that’s gotten the Red Ring...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Posting yesterday on my personal blog, I said that the city had planted a redbud tree on the tree lawn in front of the house. Eagle-eyed Jan Freeman spotted that and wrote to ask where I had heard of tree lawn, which she suspected was not a term native to...