| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Tuesday of this week was the 63rd anniversary of a key event in U.S. history, though it happened half a world away on a peninsula that's attached to the northern Chinese region of Manchuria.
That peninsula remains a household word a generation later, as...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Dr. Joseph Charles Matchar, a retired internist who practiced for decades in Pikesville, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at his home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was 94.
Born in Baltimore and raised on East Baltimore Street, he was the son of a...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Steven Muller, former president of the Johns Hopkins University and a major figure in American higher education, died Saturday of respiratory failure at his Washington home. He was 85.
A refugee as a child from Nazi Germany who went on to earn a...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2013
It takes little effort to find severe problems with the character of Richard Wagner, the man who was born two centuries ago and, as he was the first to acknowledge, became one of history's greatest composers.
It's much harder to dismiss his music, which...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms.
At a hearing before a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Local author Rosalia Scalia kindly offered to review "The Tide King," a new novel by Jen Michalski, and Read Street took her up on it. She has high praise for the latest from Michalski, a Baltimore resident who has been nominated for Pushcart Prize, is...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Today, dear readers,
Is World No-Tobacco Day (May 31) but June is on the horizon. "Come on June" is the chant at schools and colleges to end the academic year. Congratulations to the Class of 2013.
June brings graduates, June bugs and June brides....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Today, the Maryland Conservative Action Network (MDCAN) is hosting a daylong conference in Annapolis entitled "Turning the Tides." Those scheduled to attend include Republican state Dels. Nic Kipke and Neil Parrott, Frederick County Board of Commissioners...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 1:57 PM
A swastika was spray-painted in red on a road near an elementary school in Lutherville this weekend, and neighbors are hoping it will be removed before schools reopen Wednesday.
"As I was approaching, I was like, 'That isn't what I think I just saw in...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, former professor and chairman of the Johns Hopkins University mathematics department whose escape from Nazi-occupied France became the subject of a children's book, died April 24 of heart failure at his Guilford residence. He was 83....