| May 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Robert Schumann heard so much music in his head, he felt compelled to compose.
"I cannot help it," he wrote to his wife, Clara, "and should like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale."
When he died at the age of 46 in an asylum, the only sounds he...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:45 AM
At a time when the government is debating which programs to cut to save money, the recent article about a Cockeysville couple coping with loss ("Parents push through the silence on suicide," Aug. 7) is particularly appropriate in explaining to the...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:00 AM
We live in a bipolar culture. We allow ourselves to be drenched in sexual images in movies, on television and on the Internet and then defend First Amendment protection to even the most graphic of them. Then, when a politician acts out what culture...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 12:36 PM
She survived drugs, booze, parental issues, complex relationships and a metal bikini, not to mention the electroconvulsive shock therapy that helps her cope with bipolar disorder. And Carrie Fisher has a lot to say about all of it.
In 2006, the actress...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 6:04 PM
A teenager pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting and then murdering his teacher at the troubled Cheltenham Youth Facility when he was 13. He was sentenced to 85 years in prison.
Brian Lee Wonsom, now 15, hung his head during the hearing before...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:56 PM
John Alexander Wagner was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 20 years for the 2010 robbery and stabbing death of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher whose murder led to a cry for change in Baltimore.
"I am going to show you the same mercy...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Church of the Redeemer in Homeland has started a mental health lecture series, focusing on topics ranging from autism to eating disorders.
The series will end with an ecumenical service at the Episcopal church, on Dec. 7.
The free series of four...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Marcus Clary beams when he shows off his new home by the Inner Harbor.
The place isn't much, just an orange tent under a blue tarp that fits four, but it's the best digs by far he's had in three weeks. Before, he was at a homeless shelter.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:47 PM
"The altitude's kinda giving me a bit of a headache. Does anyone got (an), Aspen?"
Oh, Steven Tyler. It was so funny I forgot to laugh.
"American Idol" travels to Aspen, Colo., for the first time, where we learn about Rocky Mountain Oysters and...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Ethan Phillip Weibman who plead guilty last fall to animal abuse in the death of one cat and the beating of another was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in prison.
After District Judge Charles A. Chiapparelli’s ruling, officers immediately took the...
| Feb 3, 2012
A Virginia man is being held at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air after he was arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Joppa convenience store Tuesday evening, Maryland State Police said.
Andrew Martin Javoroski, 22,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:23 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease.
Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...