| May 6, 2014
| 11:28 AM
In the canon of stage comedies, Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" may not rank in the uppermost percentile, but there sure is something awfully likable about it.
The work has been widely and frequently performed since its off-Broadway premiere in 1984, a...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Athletes associate STX with lacrosse, but the Baltimore-based brand began appearing last month in stores on ice hockey sticks and plans to launch a line of men's field hockey sticks in the United Kingdom.
For the 44-year-old inventor of the modern...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:27 AM
On a wall calendar in their Lutherville kitchen, the Blum family keeps various appointments and relatives' birthdays jotted down in fairly small, neatly written Magic Marker script. But for the week of May 25 to 29, the words "London," "Cambridge" and...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:33 AM
By the time D. Watkins was in his early 20s, he had filled a shoe box with obituaries.
Kids he had grown up with in East Baltimore. Classmates, neighbors, guys from the corners. His uncle.
And, eventually, his older brother.
The brief paragraphs and...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:29 AM
If you had seen the announcement of the Idler Academy's Bad Grammar Awards in Britain, you could have predicted what would turn up: the less/fewer distinction, it's/its, homonym confusions, errant apostrophes. The same trivial items that crop up regularly...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
GRAMMARNOIR 6: GRAMMAR NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY
Part 1: Trouble wears cheaters
On one of those gray afternoons when the coffee’s worn off and you begin to wonder why you ever got into the paragraph game, he tapped gently at the office door....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery.
Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Write about language, as about climate change or evolution, and what do you get? A strident chorus of denial. I wonder why.
Last week Tom Chivers wrote about English grammar at The Telegraph, patiently explaining why a good deal of what has been...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work.
Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:58 AM
Thi Dar Aye is one of thousands of people who have left Myanmar (Burma) hoping to find a better life.
On Monday she learned she is one of only 510 students from across the United States who have been awarded Ben Carson scholarships.
The award honors...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Joey's earliest memories were mostly "a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables." But one thing he clearly remembered was the horse sale. "The terror of it stayed with me all of my life," he said.
No wonder. Joey was the one being sold.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Ralph R. Baney, a sculptor and ceramic artist who taught at Dundalk Community College, died of an aortic aneurysm Jan. 21 at his Ellicott City home. He was 84.
Born in Trinidad, he was the son of Baney Seecharan and Bhagia Seecharan. After study at...