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David Sturm

Writer

David Sturm is the opinion page and arts editor for the Howard County Times and Columbia Flier and the editor of the Northeast Booster Reporter. A Baltimore native and graduate of Towson University, he has worked for the Baltimore Sun Media Group's community newspapers since 1999.

Recent Articles

  • At Laurel's Venus Theatre, an artistic monument to a murdered friend

    At Laurel's Venus Theatre, an artistic monument to a murdered friend

    “Her spirit is curled up in my heart now, like a kitten on a couch," Deborah Randall told the audience. That spirit, of murder victim Tricia McCauley, blossoms for an hour in the multi-media one-woman show "Living and Dying with Tricia McCauley," now at Laurel's Venus Theatre. The performance is...

  • The Comeback Kid

    The Comeback Kid

    Those who have known Laurel native Russell Phillips over the years have seen two versions of the man. In the past four years, Phillips has been a driven man, working two full-time jobs while writing a novel. He’s a sober, model citizen. The previous version his friends saw was a slow motion train...

  • In 'The Speed Twins,' three lesbians haunted by the past

    In 'The Speed Twins,' three lesbians haunted by the past

    Straight or gay? Man or woman? Or “intergender”? What would you choose if you could choose a life all over again? Decisions, decisions. If it strains the brain, best just hit the button on the jukebox for Little Eva’s “Locomotion” and hit the dance floor. Nothing eases the conundrums of life like...

  • Rep Stage wraps with wild 'West'

    Rep Stage wraps with wild 'West'

    Rep Stage marks the close of its milestone 25th season not with fireworks, but with something more explosive: Sam Shepard's play “True West.” “True West” is a hair-raising onstage collision between a feral outlaw and a meek screenwriter who happen to be brothers. It all unfolds -- or perhaps erupts...

  • For Latino rapper Ceromundo, home turf is now Laurel

    For Latino rapper Ceromundo, home turf is now Laurel

    The journey of one Latino hip-hop artist started in Washington, D.C., and has gone through several American cities as well as Cali, Colombia. And now, the artist, Steve “Ceromundo” Echeverry, calls Laurel his home turf. He even serves on the Laurel Arts Council. Why Laurel? “I just wanted to get...

  • Improvaganza! returns to Howard Community College

    Improvaganza! returns to Howard Community College

    An assertive woman and a nervous man walk into the spotlight. Their audience-assigned roles: two cousins at the morgue. He timidly suggests the morgue is not a good place for “take a child to work day.” She blithely waves away his concern, saying morgue attendants “help people.” “How can you help...

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