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  • Former Ravens QB John Beck now a cult hero in Washington

    Former Ravens QB John Beck now a cult hero in Washington
    He has skin like an armadillo. He keeps wrestling championship belts in his locker. He poses for photos with dead animals. He has had a rocket arm since he was an infant. His mullet has become legendary. Former Ravens third-stringer John Beck is...
  • 'America's Next Top Model' back for 14th season

     
    It’s the 14th season of America’s Next Top Model, and we’ve basically seen it all. We all know what to expect — sob-story beauties, stank attitudes, dramatic transformations and extra loads of self-absorbed antics from creator/...
  • Mother Seton is a major presence in Emmitsburg

    In northernmost Frederick County sits Emmitsburg, an unassuming little town perhaps best known for the role it has played in the American Roman Catholic Church. Emmitsburg owes much to the Catholic refugees who came to the area looking for a place to...
  • 'Hairspray' is coming home, hon

    How do you bring Baltimore to Baltimore? With 10 semi-trailer trucks, 400 pairs of false eyelashes, six yards of feather boa trim, two mechanized rats and a lot of crossed fingers. Thirteen months after opening on Broadway and three months after winning...
  • 'Hairspray' yields many happy returns

    "Hairspray" will go down in theater history as the quintessential Broadway success story. The production, based on Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 cult movie, focuses on a tubby teenager who wins her way onto a local TV show in 1962 and integrates the...
  • A wide range of reactions to new pope

    When the Rev. Denis J. Sweeney heard the news, he tore down the halls of St. Mary's Catholic school in Annapolis, high-fiving students and encouraging them to shout, "Three cheers for the new pope." But 30 miles away, at the Hyattsville headquarters of...
  • 1st `Romper Room' teacher Nancy Claster dies at 82

    For a generation of children, a high point of their day was sitting in front of the television to watch "Romper Room," hoping Miss Nancy would see them in her "magic mirror." "Romper bomper stomper boo, tell me, tell me, tell me do, magic mirror tell...
  • Who are the Yazidis?

    Who are the Yazidis?
    It's tragic that the world pays attention to largely forgotten communities only in their moments of greatest peril. This week, we've watched as tens of thousands of Yazidis — a mostly Kurdish-speaking people who practice a unique, syncretic faith...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China

    Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China
    Wu Shuoyan was waiting for her husband and their 7-year-old son at a McDonald's when she posted a note on a social media site: "I met some crazy people." Twenty minutes later, she lay dead on the floor, beaten to death with a metal pole. Authorities say...
  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...