| May 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As the planets align over the little theater on Main Street, hippies of all ages can celebrate Laurel Mill Playhouse's trippy rendition of "Hair," where peace and love (and director Michael V. Hartsfield) steer the stars.
With book and lyrics by...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties.
Viewed from above, the man-made pond looks much darker...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging.
The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
| Jan 22, 2013
The Rev. Eric W. Gritsch, a prominent Lutheran theologian, educator and author whose teaching career at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa., spanned more than three decades, died Dec. 29 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:25 AM
A plain set is the congenial setting for the home truths imparted by Samm-Art Williams' "Home" at Rep Stage. Like the several wood platforms on which most of the action occurs, this play gets down to basics. The three actors have very few props or costume...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The math is daunting: More than 2,300 pages of prose winnowed down to 190, including photographs and the occasional blank sheet that signals chapter breaks.
Yet, that's exactly the challenge that author and historian Taylor Branch tackled when he...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Unfortunately, a lot of military decisions are being made by people who have never served in combat or have had limited service ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). President Barack Obama never served in the military, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Capitol College announced last week the creation of a new scholarship in remembrance of Brig. Gen. Harold R. Johnson, the college's fifth president.
The Brigadier General Harold R. "Johnny" Johnson and Marcia Baciu Johnson Scholarship was created by...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:36 PM
As we ease into 2013, you may find yourself with an appetite for broadening your dining, drinking and dancing landscape. Suggestion: Add 2 Main St. to your list. Never heard of it? It's American Legion Post 60. And don't let its off-the-beaten-path...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Robert Shipley Auerbach, one of the founding members of the Maryland Green Party and the party's three-time nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, died Dec. 12 from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident that evening in Greenbelt. He was 92....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:54 AM
"Claudie Hukill," on stage at Venus Theatre on C Street through Dec. 23, is a play about a poor family, struggling to survive hard economic times and personal tragedies in a West Virginia mining town.
Set in 1972, the play is filled with generational,...