| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
| Mar 7, 2014
Change your clocks, dear readers!
Sunday is daylight saving time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland" – you will be late for a very important date.
March is Read Across America...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Beyond the characters, writing and wardrobes, the reason I most enjoy AMC's superb television series "Mad Men" is that it disabuses Americans — whether or not they old enough to remember the nation as it really was 50 years ago — of the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 AM
In the modern age, Women's History Month, observed annually during March, includes social media posts of Rosie the Riveter, a feminist hero who came to symbolize the strength of women's economic power and changed the perception of "women's jobs" in the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Emma Halley, a junior at Glenelg High School, was a winner in the 2013 National History Day competition. She received the Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Award, sponsored by the History Channel, for her Senior Individual Exhibit.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:22 AM
After two setbacks in his challenges of Democratic incumbents in the Maryland General Assembly, Albert Nalley has decided to try his hand at unseating incumbent Democratic Councilman Tom Quirk to represent the 1st District of Baltimore County.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:15 PM
From sprawling Los Angeles to tiny Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, educators are experimenting with the next wave of technology in schools: a tablet or laptop in every student's hand. The results have drawn national attention — for both...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.
The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:41 AM
There's a certain lament that presumes society in general has been going to a bad place, probably in a handbasket, for generations.
According to this sentiment, kids are less polite, people are less caring, streets are more dangerous and, in general,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Relieved by Michelle Obama's recent foray into higher education policy, Politico Magazine last month dubbed her soft focus first ladyship up to that point a "feminist nightmare." On the surface, there may be something to this claim. For example, Mrs....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The National Women's Law Center says the health care law known as Obamacare will be good for women, providing them access to crucial preventive services. The group outlines the benefits here.
What kind of preventive women's services will be covered under...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Ann M. Rayner, who worked for Laureate Education Inc. in Baltimore for a decade, died Oct. 4 of brain cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 53.
Ann Marie Ritter was born in Waterloo, N.Y., and raised in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where she...