| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
American citizens may find it difficult to travel to Cuba, but through a cultural exchange program implemented in 2011 the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is offering its members and local residents the opportunity to visit the island country....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:44 AM
In a rowhouse kitchen near Patterson Park, a small pennant-shaped Cuban flag hangs from a cabinet above a pot of garlic and onions warming in wine, vinegar and water.
Smudged and worn, the fringed banner used to hang from the rearview mirror in the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb
The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
5 P.M. UPDATE: Chantal has dissipated into a tropical wave southeast of Jamaica, expected to bring rain to that nation, eastern Cuba and Florida by Friday. The system is still packing some tropical storm-force 45 mph winds.
ORIGINAL POST, 10:23 A.M.:...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The Orioles have agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez, according to an industry source.
The Orioles scouted Alvarez in Fort Lauderdale last month, as did four other clubs. He will report to the club’s spring training facility for a...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:39 PM
As Alan Gross neared his third anniversary behind bars in Cuba, his wife gave new details of his deteriorating health and issued an impassioned plea to officials in Washington and Havana to negotiate his release immediately.
Judy Gross, who visited her...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:34 PM
HAVANA — Cuba accused the United States of lying about the health and conditions of confinement of a jailed American government subcontractor, and pushed back Wednesday against an apparent U.N. ruling that his 15-year sentence is arbitrary and a...
| 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,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:43 PM
For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening.
In an era when communism and the nuclear...
| 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....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:37 PM
U.S. could play in Gold Cup here
M&T Bank Stadium will host CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals July 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and one of them could include the United States.
The U.S. team will play Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba in the...