| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:07 PM
IF Ivan De Jesus played all nine innings of the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the International League's 7-3 win. … RHP Tyler Wilson, who joined the Tides earlier this month, entered...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Hundreds of local Catholics streamed up the aisles of Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore Sunday, through incense-sweet air, to venerate the relic of a pope who visited 38 years earlier.
The relic — a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood given to the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Kathleen Schenking thought meeting a saint sounded like something from ancient times, but it happened to her, unknowingly, a quarter century ago.
The Street resident received a blessing from then-Pope John Paul II on her 22nd birthday, during a 1988...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Nothing like a hefty bout of Chekhovian depression to lift the spirits.
You can't help but feel better after spending time with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang currently receiving a snappy...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Episode 7 of the All-Star season took the teams from Sri Lanka to the Eternal City, which the contestants had to figure out meant Rome. They all knew that - eventually. Rachel's first thought was Ethiopia.
After another non-elimination leg, the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Episode 8 of the All-Star season sent the six remaining teams from Rome to the Italian countryside. It was a fine, fine episode, with plenty of decicious eye candy, fun tasks and, finally, some inter-team crankiness.
The teams have been so very kind...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:41 AM
John Ciambruschini began learning to handcraft garments as a teenage apprentice to his father in Rome, tailoring made-to-order suits, slacks, dresses and skirts.
After immigrating to the United States in 1958 at age 20, Ciambruschini worked at the now-...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A colleague writes to complain about a point of AP style: the insistence that A.D. should precede rather than follow a year, which he finds outrageously archaic.
It is the traditional usage. A.D. is an abbreviation for "in the year of the Lord,", so...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:32 AM
What is it about guys named Morgan turning into serial killers?
First there was Dexter Morgan and now Johnny Morgan, the modern-day Bloody Face, played by Dylan McDermott. At least Dexter saves his dark passenger for deserving victims.
As Johnny tells...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughts about the current debate over illegal immigrants and how to approach the nettlesome challenge they represent to us -- and we to them.
It was good of you to rehearse some classical history for...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Showing her knack for timing, director Christy Stanlake has announced the U.S. Naval Academy Masqueraders will bookend Halloween with weekend performances of "Titus Andronicus" — "Shakespeare's first and bloodiest play" is the way she describes it...