| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:25 AM
When it comes to the second annual pumpkin decorating contest at the Cockeysville Library, "awesome" is the word that branch manager Mollie Fein uses to describe the creative talents of her staff.
The pumpkins competing to win the public's vote this year...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Joshua Parker fell in love in 10th grade, discovering the power of words when his English teacher put a volume of Langston Hughes in his hands.
He describes it as a moment so profound that it was like hearing chords of music for the first time.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Smize, booty tooch, H to T — I can handle all of these catchphrases Tyra comes up with because they actually have to do with modeling.
But tonight, she went one step too far: pot ledom. Yes, that's "top model" backwards. Why? Because she's freakin'...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Very few rappers get second chances, but Wale did when he signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group earlier this year. "Ambition" — the D.C. rapper's sophomore album released last Tuesday — proves, at least from a numbers perspective, Wale...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:18 AM
Adele, Lady Gaga, and Mumford & Sons have the highest-selling albums of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which released mid-year sales figures Wednesday.
The three artists also have the top three digital albums from January through July 3, the...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:05 AM
The summer-song season is winding down, so we asked staff: What has been your favorite song of the summer?
•••• Priscilla Ahn’s version of “Vibe So Hot.” Remember that first spark of summer love? It felt like this,...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Yes, there's actually stuff to do this Thanksgiving weekend. Here's our list of happenings for the week of 11/21-11/27.
MOVIES OPENING (Wednesday)
My Week With Marilyn
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Margaret McGill, a C. Milton Wright High School student, created an anglerfish sculpture using compact discs, nails and light bulbs. It was her entry in Friday's 10th annual "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest, hosted by Maryland Department of the...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:58 AM
Voicing disappointment over Grammy nominations is similar to complaining to your friends at recess that your 70-year-old teacher just "doesn't get it." In other words, it's pointless, other than feeling slightly better that you made the injustice known to...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Cal Ripken Jr., the Hall of Fame former Orioles shortstop, is right up there with President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Jerry Lewis and Bill Clinton on a list of those being considered for the first postage stamp to honor a...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Dan Duquette made his first trade as executive vice president of the Orioles on Thursday, filling the club's vacant reserve catcher spot by adding defensive-minded backstop Taylor Teagarden from a familiar partner, the Texas Rangers' organization.