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  • 'Dream' comes true — again — for Chesapeake

     'Dream' comes true — again — for Chesapeake
    Whether you're Shakespeare-savvy or not, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company aims to make you a lover. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which opened the company's ninth summer festival last weekend at the Patuxent Female Institute Historic Park, goes a long...
  • A flying start

    A flying start
    First gold: 400 IM -- Aug. 10 Michael Phelps didn't feel like himself Sunday morning in China. In the ready room, just a few meters from the pool inside the 11,000-seat Water Cube, he sat in silence by himself, listening to music with his head down....
  • Golden roll

    Golden roll
    Third gold: 200 free -- Aug. 12 It's time we overhauled our language as it concerns Phelps. We can no longer talk about his quest. It's not a chase, it's not a dream and it's not simply a goal, either. Eight gold medals at the Olympics? Let's just start...
  • Respected doctors confront a tragedy

    Dr. Solbert Permutt is a giant in the world of lung research, a gregarious, outspoken 76-year- old professor with the enthusiasm of a teen-ager, a flamboyant taste for large bow ties and a history of teaching generations of doctors at Johns Hopkins...
  • Phelps captures 4th gold medal, sets two records

    Phelps captures 4th gold medal, sets two records
    Michael Phelps became only the second male swimmer to collect three individual gold medals in a single Olympics when he won the 200-meter individual medley yesterday. If he can follow that today with a victory over a 100-meter butterfly field headed by...
  • With gold, Phelps starts strong

    With gold, Phelps starts strong
    As Michael Phelps prepared to warm up in the practice pool at the Olympic Aquatic Centre yesterday morning, Elvis Presley blared on a nearby loudspeaker. The King asked for "a little less conversation" and a "little more action," and the much-hyped...
  • Events: Pride Week, Carmela ice cream courses, A Taste of Greece

    Events: Pride Week, Carmela ice cream courses, A Taste of Greece
    It's Pride Week, and Los Angeles is gearing up to celebrate. Tres by Jose Andres is holding “LGBTea,” a special afternoon tea service daily from 3 to 5 p.m. In addition to its normal afternoon tea, Tres will offer a selection of specialty...
  • Review: 'The Unexpected Guest' from Sands Theater Company

    Review: 'The Unexpected Guest' from Sands Theater Company
    THE UNEXPECTED GUEST: One of the nice things about Agatha Christie's Unexpected Guest is how expected so much of it is. There's a reason in the publishing world such mysteries are called "cozies." The mysterious butler. The mysterious stranger. The...
  • Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?

    Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?
    It's time for the travel two-step: First, deciding where in the world you'd like to go for your summer vacation. Second, finding the perfect travel guide to accompany you. I've been known to stand in a bookstore aisle for long agonizing stretches, reading...
  • Book review: 'The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories' by Don DeLillo

    Book review: 'The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories' by Don DeLillo
    It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
  • 'Timon' of a galaxy far, far away ...

    In Chicago Shakespeare Theater's new rethinking of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the venerable London stage actor Ian McDiarmid plays Timon, "a psychological mess," the actor says, "a British lord in America, rich from birth and generous with money,...
  • No laughs but plenty of relevance in 'The Trojan Women'

    No laughs but plenty of relevance in 'The Trojan Women'
    Now is the summer of our discontent. If you'd like a little theatrical relief from all that's ailing America's body politic, Anne Bogart and SITI Company are probably not your ticket. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tragedian's name: The...