| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:06 AM
Shelonda Stokes has a vision for this year's African American Festival — and it's a whopper.
In her second year producing the festival, she's already excited about one of its new features: a fitness-craving flashmob, with enough people to earn a...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Your letter writers insist ad nauseum that the Catholic Church should not be involved in politics. This is absurd.
Even Michelle Obama said recently that the issues presently confronting us are not only political in nature but are also moral questions...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:40 AM
The new Miller library branch in Ellicott City will open its Enchanted Garden next weekend, an outdoor learning space that will be one of the few nationwide to be owned and tended by a public library.
The space, which will offer classes and activities...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:24 PM
— First, a reality check: Almost nowhere but at a meeting of the Justin Bieber fan club would a 30-year-old, let alone a 22-year-old, be considered old.
In the age-skewed world of elite athletes, though, swimmer Brendan Hansen and gymnast Nastia...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:31 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to get our kids to eat healthy, but every now and then she is known to indulge on a cheeseburger or other food that is not so good for the body.
A few years ago she made a lunch run with staff to a Five Guys...
| May 7, 2012
| 11:24 AM
What makes a person beautiful?
Susan Heydt doesn’t answer that question with “cosmetics,” which might be odd coming from a woman who makes a living as a makeup artist. For her, beauty is on the inside, and makeup is about how a person...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
With Shakespearean flourishes and pogoing punk rockers, and featuring the actor who plays James Bond on service to his actual majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom opened the Olympic Games on Friday night in a hip and humorous fashion.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Who was that swimmer in the far lane, finishing fourth and failing to medal?
A sluggish-looking Michael Phelps launched his final Olympics Saturday night in uncharacteristic fashion, leaving the pool without a stop at the medal platform after a fourth-...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers a selection of reader questions about the Ravens' 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
John in Westminster: NFL Officials 24, Ravens 23. What is your call, Mike?
Mike Preston: John, my call is very...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Long-time Elkridge resident Stanley J. Marc celebrated his 100th birthday Sept. 7. A party was held earlier this month bringing together over 160 family members and friends to pay tribute to this well-loved and respected centenarian.
Among the many...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:12 AM
The most popular member of the Obama campaign is coming to Maryland Friday for a pair of fundraisers.
Michelle Obama is scheduled to attend an afternoon reception at Morgan State University in Baltimore and an evening reception at a home in Baltimore...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:06 PM
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.