| May 8, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Somewhere the wild things are roaring their terrible roars and gnashing their terrible teeth and rolling their terrible eyes and showing their terrible claws.
They're mourning their creator, children's book author Maurice Sendak, who stepped into his...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
In September 1972, the world watched in disbelief as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by the Palestinian terrorist organization "Black September" at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich. The story, and Israel's decade-long retaliation, have been captured...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
The characterization by Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker ("Egypt's hopeful path," June 7) of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for the upcoming Egyptian presidential runoff, as a moderate is an exercise in wishful thinking. The Arabic...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Nothing leaves movie-lovers feeling more nourished and content than a good drama. Watching a finely observed human struggle played out on screen is like cinema soul food, providing sustenance through its vital new connection to the world.
| Feb 2, 2012
Howard Community College professor Fred Campbell is about to take his third group of students to the site of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War II, with the hope that, like students before them, the group with return with a perspective of...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:33 PM
I spent part of the day at the offices of the Maryland Humanities Council, as part of the group that selects the book for the One Maryland One Book reading program. (Is there anyything better than a good discussion about books?) The group of about a dozen...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In a sixth-grade reading classroom at Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City on Tuesday, teacher Amy Monachino guided her students through a chapter in Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars."
Books on the Holocaust lined the chalkboard. But the only book up...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:04 PM
(Dec. 20) Rep. Donna F. Edwards offered a resolution on the House floor Tuesday that would disapprove of Florida GOP Rep. Allen West for telling reporters recently that Nazi propagandists would be proud of the Democrats’ “propaganda machine.&...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's getting harder for a public school teacher to reach excellence. By "excellence," I mean being responsible for helping each student significantly develop his or her knowledge or learning capacity. This increased difficulty is not the fault of...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Letter writer Paul R. Schlitz Jr. can't seem to grasp the fact that an acknowledgment of Iraq's potential to harbor weapons of mass destruction doesn't necessarily indicate current agreement with the decision to invade, nor does it require someone to...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:28 AM
If the recent TV program “Who Do You Think You Are?” piques your interest into researching your ancestry, you’re not alone.
The Family History Center in Ellicott City has seen an increase in the number of people doing just that —...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Someday, members of this year's seventh-grade class at Wilde Lake Middle School might be at the forefront of efforts to eradicate such social ills as genocide, animal cruelty, homelessness and deforestation.
The students are learning about social...