| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:32 AM
James L. Akers Jr., a retired financial analyst and businessman who collected and restored vintage arcade machines, died Wednesday of kidney cancer at his Ellicott City home. He was 73.
The son of a dentist and a homemaker, James Lee Akers Jr. was...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Gladys C. Spare, a retired antiques dealer and artist who was a self-proclaimed Francophile, died June 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm of complications from a fall she had suffered two weeks earlier.
She was 94.
The daughter of...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Having not played John Isner in two years, it took Juan Martin del Potro a while to adjust to the hair-raising speed and peculiar trajectory of the 6-foot-10 American's serve.
But once del Potro figured it out, abandoning his initial strategy of fielding...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Czechoslovakia had its share of heroes during the 40-plus years the Eastern European nation endured Soviet domination — most notably the reformers crushed during the infamous Prague Spring of 1968 and the protesters whose nonviolent Velvet...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:58 PM
A local classical music tradition continues when the Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers perform "A Christmas Noel" concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, in Columbia.
Comprised of a 28-voice choir culled from within the full...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Commentators Zainab Choudry and Saqib Ali complain that Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin co-sponsored legislation to extend a visa waiver program to Israel ("Don't let Israel discriminate," April 30).
The waiver program currently allows citizens of 37...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:45 PM
I don't often suffer from insomnia, but sleep came slowly after the outcome of the presidential election was announced ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). My good and valued friend of almost a half-century, Nat Asch, often says that "we're going to die at the right...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 1:22 PM
LA HABRA, Calif. -- " Octomom" Nadya Suleman is reportedly broke and could lose the house where she is raising her fourteen children.
Suleman tells RadarOnline that she only has a week's worth of money left and will do "everything she can" to avoid going...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 2:26 PM
Often, the best way to find fun, original holiday gifts is to look locally. Greater Baltimore has a bevy of earnest, thoughtful shops with plenty to offer this season. The 100 clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet and gift stores on this list are some of...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Janet Gilbert's column "The college we visited was mighty nice … and mighty white" (June 16) is a good example of racism. The student population was judged on skin color alone.
Ms. Gilbert has taught her child to see only color. The wonderful...
| May 21, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Some of the bravest people in the world can be found at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The Dalai Lama.
These and many other figures are featured in a photo exhibit organized to...
| Jun 28, 2012
Classical Movements is the go-to company for ensembles planning concert tours. The firm's who's-who list of clients includes the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Morgan State University Choir and National Symphony Orchestra, not to mention the New York...