| Jan 6, 2013
| 7:54 PM
After a unique, very-informal-for-Downton dinner party, Carson poses an interesting question in this episode: "Where's the style, Mrs. Hughes, where's the show?"
"Perhaps people are tired of style and show," she responds.
Perhaps. Well, most...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:18 AM
In "Going to St. Ives," Colonial Players offers a powerful story about two women becoming acquainted over tea — a discussion that touches on dictatorships in post-colonial Africa while offering insights into the plight of two grieving mothers...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
In "Bloody Murder," 2nd Star Productions offers a parody of British murder mysteries with surprising twists and turns.
Charles Maloney, director of more than 20 plays for 2nd Star, is introducing Bowie Playhouse audiences to this amusing 2009 mystery...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Adella "Alli" Russel, a retired Pikesville travel agent who made her way out of Nazi-controlled Germany in the 1930s, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 3 at the North Oaks retirement community. She was 96.
Born Adella Zipser in Leipzig, Germany, she...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:45 PM
The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.
Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The Carroll County commissioners introduced a proposal Thursday to make English the county's official language and will schedule an evening public hearing to give all residents the opportunity to speak.
"We need good public input on this issue,"...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 6:16 AM
You know they're out there, but you seldom come across them. The ones torturing scientific data to prove that the earth is only about six thousand years old. The ones laboring to eliminate critical thinking from the public school curriculum. The ones...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London.
But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:10 AM
W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville.
The former Washington and Annapolis...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review and reporter for The Sun and The Evening Sun and area television stations, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Essex. He was 72.
He joined the Catholic Review as a writer in 1995 and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:11 AM
What does the Second Amendment actually say? "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
This has become a part of our history and culture, based...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The name of playwright J.M. Barrie is so closely associated with "Peter Pan" that his other plays are neglected.
Rep Stage has been doing its part to change that. It produced an evening of two one-act Barrie plays, "The New Word" and "The Old Lady...