| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Adam Rodgers and his grandfather thought they were taking the train to Philadelphia to check out colleges. But the cinema gods had other things in mind.
"We're coming up the escalator," the Baltimore-born director recalled, "and I see this dolly track,...
| Feb 1, 2014
Dresden was the place for artistic jolts in 1905.
Operagoers were treated to the sight of a severed head, formerly attached to John the Baptist, being handed up from a cistern to a salivating Salome. Thick harmonies and bold splashes of tone color...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
This weekend, Baltimore moviegoers will get their first look at "The Monuments Men," the long-awaited film by director and actor George Clooney about the Allied effort during World War II to recover thousands of priceless artworks looted by the Nazis...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Marianna T. Earp, a retired music appreciation teacher, died of dementia Sunday at Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville. The Towson resident was 82.
Born Marianna T. Markowski in the Baltic section of Poland, she was the daughter of Walter and Michelina...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
With schools, government offices and workplaces closed Thursday, many in Anne Arundel County spent the day digging out from under a heavy, wet snowfall that blanketed the region.
Some did it for themselves; some did it for others.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Walter G. Amprey was driving his wife, Andrea, home from a restaurant one night last December when he turned onto an on-ramp for the Baltimore Beltway.
A sudden dizziness overcame him. He blacked out. The family SUV ran off the road and rolled into a...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing.
"Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around.
To be fair, this isn't quite a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In 1938, Adolph Hitler wanted to annex that portion of Czechoslovakia that bordered on Germany known as the Sudetenland which had a large German ethnic minority but which, much more importantly, contained the extremely strong border defenses of the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...
| Mar 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:21 PM
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Perhaps the darkest episode in human history, the Holocaust has been at the center of Jewish and world consciousness for over six decades. In the spring of 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi troops. Both my parents and grandparents, who were...