| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The name of playwright J.M. Barrie is so closely associated with "Peter Pan" that his other plays are neglected.
Rep Stage has been doing its part to change that. It produced an evening of two one-act Barrie plays, "The New Word" and "The Old Lady...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise.
Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
In "Bloody Murder," 2nd Star Productions offers a parody of British murder mysteries with surprising twists and turns.
Charles Maloney, director of more than 20 plays for 2nd Star, is introducing Bowie Playhouse audiences to this amusing 2009 mystery...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Many Baltimoreans declare that their morning commute only becomes bearable when tuned into the crazy antics of WWMX-FM morning radio host Reagan Warfield. He regularly interviews world-famous celebrities and rock stars and banters with a widespread...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Adella "Alli" Russel, a retired Pikesville travel agent who made her way out of Nazi-controlled Germany in the 1930s, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 3 at the North Oaks retirement community. She was 96.
Born Adella Zipser in Leipzig, Germany, she...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:45 PM
The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.
Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Picture it: England, 1707.
Two guys who have run out of money decide to seek out and successfully woo rich women. They take turns playing master and servant as they roam the countryside in their quest, which leads them to the town of Lichfield and...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The Carroll County commissioners introduced a proposal Thursday to make English the county's official language and will schedule an evening public hearing to give all residents the opportunity to speak.
"We need good public input on this issue,"...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Last week, when I suggested that the career/careen distinction is, for practical purposes, extinct in American English, Stephen Busemeyer wrote this response:
The words careen and career mean different things. We should choose the word that most clearly...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:26 AM
You may want to grab a paper bag to breathe into in case this post provokes hyperventilation.
Apostrophes are not all that important.
This insight came to me as I was reading an important distinction that Geoffrey Pullum makes at Lingua Franca: "The...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19. He was one of the giants of his era. I knew him well. I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man.
1. Steve was...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Let me put this up quietly tonight in hopes that everyone is too tired to argue.
There was some nervous tweeting among editors today about the that/which rule. You may have been taught it under various terms: Restrictive (limiting, essential, defining)...