| Aug 4, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Athletes tend to dread their 40th birthdays. They view the milestone as an expiration date, as a final signal to end their playing careers and transition into something more sedentary.
Muzammal Malik never got that memo. Now, at 45 years old, the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 10:38 AM
I always feel like the Olympics create some kind of twilight zone for TV watching, but this year seems to be even more twilight-y than usual.
Whatever my normal routine is, it will invariably get interrupted by the sight of a gymnast doing some amazing...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The family of Stephen John Hughes, who died in a car accident in England in June, will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
The Ten Hills resident was 57.
Hughes died with his sons-in-law,...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Masonic Lodge, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, for Stephen J. Hughes, 57, a former economist and founding partner of the Towson law firm of Treanor Pope and Hughes, who died June 4.
| Sep 7, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise.
Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Here's a cool example of what-goes-around-comes-around:
In 1965, a British-made thriller called "Die! Die! My Darling!" hit the movie houses. This study in strangeness and sadism starred the indelibly foggy-voiced, deliciously irreverent Tallulah...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19. He was one of the giants of his era. I knew him well. I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man.
1. Steve was...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Last year at the American Copy Editors Society's conference in New Orleans, David Minthorn and Darrell Christian of the Associated Press Stylebook announced some revisions of the stylebook, among them a relaxation of the prohibition on hopefully as a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Baltimore has witnessed love and loss.
From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:52 AM
There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few.
But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...