| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Colin Cassady held his violin, ready to take the stage. Only, Cassady is a member of the Baltimore Irish Music Ensemble, and in the world of Irish music, it's not a violin. It's a fiddle.
So Cassady, 16, a Towson resident and junior at Calvert Hall...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Federal prosecutors are calling for up to a decade in prison for the Howard County resident who became the youngest person ever charged in a terrorism case, arguing that the Pakistani immigrant "linked up with truly dangerous people."
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
"Stones in His Pockets," a play about an American film company invading a community in rural Ireland, has more than a dozen characters, but only two actors. That means a lot of quick switches between genders, ages and, above all, accents.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
No one can beat the Irish when it comes to spinning a yarn. And when they weave threads of satire and bittersweetness in between the humor, we’re talking a little bit of verbal heaven.
"Stones in His Pockets" is a cool example. The witty work from...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Leith Symington Griswold, matriarch of the Symington and Griswold families, who was an accomplished equestrienne, died of heart failure Tuesday at her Monkton home. She was 97.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of John Fife "Jack" Symington, an...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:33 PM
John J. Moran II, a Baltimore-born attorney who practiced in York, Pa., died of an apparent heart attack Monday at his home in Hallam, Pa. He was 66.
The son of John J. Moran, an orchestra leader, and Grace Eleanor Schweitzer, who ran a neighborhood...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Locust Point...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Because the Baltimore-area novelist Alice McDermott possesses a painterly eye that delights in the way things look and sound and smell and taste, it can be easy to miss her underlying focus.
For the National Book Award-winning author, each small sensory...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Date: Aug. 9, 2013
Her story: Kristina Donahue, 28, grew up in Ellicott City. She graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law in May. She took the Maryland bar examination at the end of July and is now studying for the registration...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
When the Irish-born novelist Colum McCann sits before a blank page, he launches himself into a vast, empty space. He's surrounded by fog on all sides, so he can't tell if his vehicle is right side up or upside down. The craft he's maneuvering is clunky,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:32 AM
With frustration building over Washington's refusal to behave in the public interest, perhaps it's worth noting a drastic solution tried by the Irish.
Last Friday, Irish voters cast ballots on a referendum to abolish the country's Upper House, known...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:12 PM
"Nothing makes me happier than when I hear someone say I've inspired them," said Michelle Bathras. "I think we all want to touch people's lives."
Bathras, chief operating officer of Bello Machre in Annapolis, an organization providing services for...