| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I enjoyed Michael Barnes' commentary ("Time for a new Cuba policy," March 4) in The Sun. I have just recently returned from a "people-to-people" trip to Cuba and found it to be a wonderful opportunity to better understand what is going on in Cuba today....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:59 AM
The weekend's NBA all star game gave halftime show junkies a fix after their Super Bowl withdrawl, Danica Patrick ran a fast qualifying lap, and Christoph Waltz shows everyone the lighter side of Hitler. Welcome to the post-weekend edition of your daily...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Some foreign-born students at Howard Community College enter professor Mary Beth Furst's business class, sit attentively through instruction and say next to nothing.
Furst said that when they are called upon, "You would think they were going to die,...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:07 AM
What's a Valentine's Day without burlesque fire dancing? Not a holiday we want to be a part of.
Thankfully, D.C.-based Tilted Torch's Tassels and Champagne show fills the sexy/dangerous quotient of a day mostly about ooey-gooey love. The show at the...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:48 AM
In his recent speech, President Barack Obama set forth what he described as narrow, reasonable guidelines for using drones to carry out targeted killings overseas. The U.S., he said, will only use drone strikes "against terrorists who pose a continuing...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:45 AM
There is so much constant movement in our world that it takes an artist to translate some of that motion into a lasting image. In the aptly titled exhibit "Motion" at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia, painters Rana Geralis and Nancy Lee Davis encourage...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:11 AM
It's not quite warm outside but with the return of spring and summer offerings to our favorite local bar menus, you can certainly try to will (or numb) your body into feeling like it is.
So it snowed last week? Inside, I was sipping on a daiquiri,...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Cuban accusations against American Alan Gross and recent Egyptian allegations against four Americans who were promoting democracy on Egyptian soil have some eerie similarities. Alan Gross, who has been confined in Cuba since 2009, and the four Americans...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:40 AM
100 Years Ago
A nickel a night
Times ads: "Interesting, Moving Pictures, change each night, In the Banquet Hall of the HOWARD HOUSE Ellicott City, Commencing Saturday night, Nov. 30th Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Admission 5 cents. Wm. F....
| May 11, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit his ailing mother before she dies.
| May 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Alan Gross, the Potomac man serving 15 years in Cuba after carrying communications equipment into the communist island nation, continues to communicate with supporters from the military hospital where he is held.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Tropical Storm Isaac to pass by Florida's west coast toward Alabama and Louisiana, but there is disagreement from at least one meteorologist on that.
The hurricane center's 2 p.m. update on...