| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Harford County Public Library rolled out the red carpet for teens and their families at the Abingdon library on March 14 at a special screening and awards ceremony for the teen Film This! Book Trailers contest.
Throughout the winter months, teens created...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
First it was the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that gave us a Bizarro swastika with its derivative logo. Now comes the inverted, spastic "quenelle" salute, a sort of reverse Heil Hitler, performed by pointing one arm toward the ground, palm down and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Both the International Olympic Committee and Russian President Vladimir Putin erred in placing the Winter Olympics in Russia and specifically in Sochi, for the IOC granting the games to Russia and for Putin choosing Sochi, so close to the regions where...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently reminded us of Winston Churchill's prescient warning of the dangers of European socialism ("The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today," Nov. 24).
I admired and liked Mr. Ehrlich...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Protesters lined the curb outside the Maryland State Department of Education building in downtown Monday, carrying signs denouncing what they say is the federal takeover of education.
The group of 36 said they are against the common core standards, a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath.
The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
The recent discovery in Munich of what are reported to be more than 1,500 major artworks confiscated or banned by the Nazis is a reminder of how totalitarian regimes tend to view art as so dangerous a potential adversary as any enemy army. In the case...
| Nov 2, 2013
On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night.
The amount of broken...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Emily Velelli, who survived the Holocaust after being hidden by gentiles in war-torn Greece, then immigrated to Baltimore, where she worked as a seamstress, died Tuesday of breast cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 100.
The daughter of Jacob Osmou,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mera Rubell — a 70-year-old formerly penniless Jewish Russian refugee turned Head Start teacher turned hotel mogul turned art collector extraordinaire — is the kind of person who just naturally acquires an entourage.
For example, a recent...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:39 PM
If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:
This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91.
Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...